Undemocratic Group Dynamic: A Plea for Common Sense in Education

By Jay B. Stern

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1972

Democratic procedures have become akin to an unassailable religious belief in educational and group social work settings, the author asserts. The danger of this approach, the author cautions, is that wisdom does not necessarily lie in numbers, but may sometimes be found in genuine expertise. Responsibility should come with authority, the author argues, and authoritarian leadership is not necessarily despotic. The author explores the ramifications of democratic and authoritarian leadership models in schools and other settings.

Topic: Organizational Development, Empowerment, Education, Leadership

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 49/No. 2

Page Number(s): 130-136

Preview: Download

It appears you do not have a PDF plugin installed for this browser. To be able to preview the PDF, please install a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.


Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Stern, Jay B. Undemocratic Group Dynamic: A Plea for Common Sense in Education. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1972: 130-136. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4323


Actions

» View Publication
(PDF, 475 Kb)

Bookmark and Share