Educating Professionals for Social Systems Intervention

A 10-Year Retrospective
  • Louis G. Tornatzky


Twice in the past decade, I have put on paper my observations on the development of a novel Ph.D. training program, one that has been explicitly oriented toward social change and community research. These earlier thoughts encompassed, respectively, the initiation and ideological-conceptual underpinnings of the program (Tornatzky, Fairweather, & O’Kelly, 1970), and some of its adolescent crises and growing pains (Tornatzky, 1976). Now, after 9 1/2 years of association with the Ecological Psychology Program of Michigan State University, I once again feel compelled to share participant-observation data, and advice, on how to create and run such programs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis G. Tornatzky
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  1. 1.Division of Policy Research and AnalysisNational Science FoundationWashington, D.C.USA

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