ERIC Number: ED049368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Mathematical Models in Education and Training.
Education and training systems are complex organizations of facilities, instructors, equipment, routines, and students. Because of this complexity, mathematical models can be used effectively to explain the behavior of educational systems and to assist in making decisions relative to better design and operation, and improved cost-effectiveness, capacity, and quality. This document, therefore, presents an assessment of the present state of the art of modeling educational systems. Important to all areas of educational research, the document is written in relatively nontechnical terms and is intended primarily for administrators who are assumed not to have strong mathematical backgrounds. A technical appendix is included for these readers who wish to pursue the actual construction of models in greater depth. (Author)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Mathematical Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Systems Analysis, Vocational Education
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406, ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Air Force, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.