ERIC Number: ED066787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Perspectives on Educational Planning.
Miklos, E.; And Others
This overview is designed to provide those readers who have just begun to study educational planning with a useful point of departure for the more intensive examination of educational planning literature. The first chapter offers definitions of concepts that are the subject of chapters to follow. The discussion of educational planning in Chapter II develops the thesis that planning objectives, structures, and outcomes are shaped by the general educational policies that elicited the planning activities. Chapter III shifts attention from some of the more quantitative aspects of educational planning to the qualitative considerations of innovation, technological forecasting, and alternative futures. Two major problems that merit the attention of both the theorist and the practitioner are discussed in Chapter IV: (1) the problem of bias in prescriptive theory and (2) the gap between planning theory and planning practice. The description in Chapter V of curriculum planning at a provincial level presents both an empirical report as well as some of the methodological problems in researching planning behavior. The final chapter offers some prescriptive theory along with a set of guidelines for the development and improvement of educational planning at various levels. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Enrollment Projections, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Literature Reviews, Models, Problem Solving, School Demography, Social Planning, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Human Resources Research Council, Edmonton.