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ERIC Number: ED020116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Pages: 192
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AN ADAPTIVE DECISION STRUCTURE FOR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS.
ROE, ARNOLD
THIS RESEARCH REPORT DEALS WITH THE THEORETICAL BASIS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADAPTIVE DECISION STRUCTURE FOR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS. VIEWING EDUCATION AS A WEALTH OR UTILITY-PRODUCING PROCESS, WHICH TRADITIONALLY HAS BEEN SHAPED BY PURELY INTUITIVE RATHER THAN ANALYTICAL DECISIONS, A PLAN FOR AN ANALYTICAL ADAPTIVE DECISION STRUCTURE BASED UPON FOUR ELEMENTS IS IDENTIFIED--(1) A DATA GATHERING AND UTILIZATION PLAN, (2) AN EXPLICIT CRITERION FUNCTION, (3) A SET OF DECISION RULES FOR ACHIEVING THE CRITERION, AND (4) A UTILITY EVALUATION FUNCTION WHICH RELATES SYSTEMS INPUTS AND OUTPUTS TO A VALUE SCALE OUTSIDE THE SYSTEM. THE UTILITY FUNCTION IS DEVELOPED IN TERMS OF THE OUTPUT OF AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM DEFINED AS THE LIFE-CYCLE PRODUCTIVE OUTPUT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF THE SYSTEM. THE CRITERION OF PERFORMANCE ESTABLISHED WAS THAT THE SYSTEM SHOULD OPERATE SO AS TO MAXIMIZE THE WORTH OF THE EXPECTED LIFE-CYCLE PRODUCTIVE OUTPUT OF ALL THOSE EDUCATED IN THE SYSTEM. DEVELOPED WAS A MULTI-STAGE OR CONTINUOUS SEQUENTIAL DECISION RULE FOR USE WITH NORMALLY DISTRIBUTED EXPECTED OUTPUTS. WITH THIS PROGRAM IT IS CONCEIVABLE TO ACHIEVE DECISIONS ON THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES TO ALLOCATE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PARTICULAR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
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