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An Approach to the Formal Organization of the School


by W. W. Charters, Jr. 1964

Since classical times man has sought to describe underlying regularities in the forms by which people combine their efforts for a purpose. In the quest for understanding, the idea of formal organization has been a highly fruitful conceptual tool. It singles out a few features from an infinitely complex ongoing situation which permit him to see similarities and regularities where otherwise he would see only diversity.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 63, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 10, 1964, p. 243-261
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19790, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 12:52:27 AM

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  • W. W. Charters, Jr.
    Washington University, St. Louis
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    W. W. CHARTERS, JR. is a professor of education at Washington University, St. Louis.
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