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ERIC Number: ED010534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 246
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Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL THEORY DERIVED FROM THREE EDUCATIONAL THEORY MODELS. FINAL REPORT.
MACCIA, ELIZABETH S.; AND OTHERS
THE CONCERN OF THIS STUDY WAS TO SET FORTH HYPOTHESES ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOR, HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, AND MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS, AS FACTORS INVOLVED IN EDUCATION, AND THEN TO ESTABLISH WAYS FOR RELATING THE HYPOTHESES TO EMPIRICAL DATA. THE APPROACH TAKEN WAS TO INTERRELATE SET THEORY, INFORMATION THEORY, AND GRAPH THEORY WITH GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY. USING THIS INTERRELATING PROCEDURE, THE INVESTIGATORS DEVELOPED A SYSTEM (THEORY MODEL) FOR RETRODUCING SCIENTIFIC EDUCATIONAL THEORY. (THEORY RETRODUCTION IS THE PROCESS OF ADDING CONTENT TO AN EXISTING THEORY MODEL TO FORM NEW THEORY.) THE NEWLY FORMED THEORY MODEL WAS THUS USED TO (1) DEFINE THE TERM, "SCHOOL," IN THE LANGUAGE OF A SYSTEM, (2) USE THE DEFINED SYSTEM TO GIVE MEANING TO THEORETICAL "SCHOOL PROPERTIES," AND (3) RELATE THESE "PROPERTIES" (FORM HYPOTHESES ABOUT "SCHOOL") TO CONSTITUTE EDUCATIONAL THEORY. PROCEDURES FOR RELATING THE THEORY TO DATA WERE OUTLINED, AND A PROJECTION WAS MADE ON HOW THE THEORY COULD BE EMPIRICALLY EVALUATED. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; OHIO