ERIC Number: ED180128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Goal Setting in Planning: Myths and Realities. Occasional Paper Number 3.
Larson, Robert L.
This study discusses and evaluates the Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) planning model for goal setting in educational systems by examining the results of its use in five Vermont schools. The findings show a gap between educational realities and the tradition of organizational maintenance and change on which the model is based. Also discussed are studies of the model's use revealing similar results throughout the country and implications for future planning. The study concludes that, although the PDK-type model may be useful for certain purposes and in certain situations, it does not work as intended and may even be counterproductive. The report suggests rethinking traditional planning models to better fit the educational environment. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center for Research on Vermont.
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