ERIC Number: ED082305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Critical Needs into Problems and Constraints in the San Francisco South Bay Area of California. Project BASICS.
Eastmond, Jefferson N.
Project BASICS attempts to answer questions about which of the best reading and mathematics strategies will produce mastery learning for what types of students in terms of their individual characteristics and needs. It focuses on the discovery and implementation of alternative strategies for mastery learning with an innovative school setting. The overall objective is to provide solution strategies for students (K-3) to result in 90 percent of the project students achieving at the same mastery level as the top 20 percent of California students in normal classroom situations. The project seeks to resolve the problem of reading, communications skills, and mathematics deficiencies by using the seven basic steps of the scientific method in its system approach to education planning and problemsolving. This booklet, the second of a series, is devoted to step two: translate needs into problems and constraints. Subsequent booklets deal with the succeeding steps. Described are the steps taken to identify the problems in the South Bay area. These steps are presented graphically and each is treated separately. They are: (1) Compose the problem statement; (2) formulate the mission phase; (3) define performance requirements and constraints, and identify and store methods/means; (4) synthesize the mission; (5) identify enabling policies; and (6) apply the problem definition criteria. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Systems, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Processes, Learning Readiness, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Self Esteem, Student Development, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Success, Systems Approach
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fremont Unified School District, CA.; San Jose Unified School District, CA.; Archdiocese of San Francisco School Board, CA.
Authoring Institution: World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (San Francisco)