ERIC Number: ED035586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
System Theory: Some Applications for Curriculum and Instruction.
This paper describes systems analysis in general terms, suggests some applications for education, and discusses the limitations of its use. Such problems as the political conditions, the lack of clear-cut goals, and the failure to plan alternative methods for achieving goals are seen as major limitations. To overcome these conditions and to permit positive planning, an "educational service system" is proposed as an analytical method. It is emphasized throughout that system procedures can contribute to education only as they are adjusted to the realities of the educational context. The six major steps in the process of systems analysis which are identified and discussed are: conceptualizing the system or the "problem universe," defining the "subsystems," stating the objectives of the system, developing alternative procedures, selecting the best alternative, and implementing the system. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Revision of a speech presented at the annual meeting, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Atlantic City, N.J., March 1968