ERIC Number: ED099079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Directions for a Community College.
Turner, Lewis O.
Because desired output goals should be the ruling criteria for the deployment of resources (inputs) and the selection of goal attainment strategies (processes), specific goal expectations and goal achievement evaluative methods must be determined. These output goals may be classified in two categories, quantitative (numbers of graduates, grade point averages, etc.) and qualitative (knowledge, skills, personal growth). In education, the input-process-output model has limitations and must be used with care to avoid mechanistic approaches. A sensitive feedback system utilizing followup studies is needed to continually refine goals. Colleges' first priority should be growth in people: developing human potential, decision-making skills, and recognizing the values of individualism. A second priority is the acquisition of knowledge. This implies the need to analyze curriculum and its applicability to real decision-making situations so that knowledge is relevant. The third priority is the development of skills, requiring first the development of efficacious teaching methods. (MJK)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.; State and Regional Higher Education Center, Florida.