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ERIC Number: ED049167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Selecting New Aids to Teaching.
Miller, Richard I.
The purpose of this document is to present specific and realistic guides to assist local school officials in making better decisions about instructional units, which may range from a language laboratory, multi-media study carrel, or computer-assisted instruction to a series of primary readers or other books. The assumptions on which the report is based are that school officials now need to select instructional units rather than to design them, that the units are becoming increasingly complex, that the units usually require a substantial financial outlay, and that school officials need guidelines to reach educationally sound decisions. The detailed guidelines follow this sequence: 1) initial probing of the proposed unit to decide if it is really needed and what it will accomplish; 2) developing a plan of action, including who should be involved in the investigation and how it should be undertaken; 3) accomplishing the plan by identifying the objectives of the unit, its relevance, validity, cost and evaluation; 4) reaching a final decision, including who will make this decision and what it will be; and 5) revising and recycling, to deal with unexpected problems which may interfere with implementation of the decision. (MBM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Equipment, Equipment Standards, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Purchasing
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.