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ERIC Number: ED041357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-18
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A Survey of the Decision Processes and Related Informational Requirements for Educational Planning and Innovation.
Rittenhouse, Carl H.; Chorness, Maury H.
To determine the processes of information utilization and decision making at the local school district level, a survey was conducted in 65 school districts in three San Francisco Bay area counties. Responses from 400 participants--comprising 60 percent of the selected sample of superintendents, assistant superintendents, specialists, principals, and teachers--were analyzed. Items on the survey questionnaire dealt with (1) sources of information for educational planning and decision making and their frequency of use, (2) modes of communication used, (3) extent of participation, (4) educational planning areas, and (5) information needs. Findings of the study included identification of the most frequently used information sources, kinds of communication modes used, major problems in effective information utilization, and the determination of what decisions are regarded as most important. (JK)
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Note: Paper presented at Western Psychological Association Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia, June 18, 1969)