ERIC Number: ED101482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-29
The Faure Report: A Turning Point in Educational Planning.
Platt, William J.
The Report of the International Commission for the Development of Education reinforces the advances that are occurring in education and in overall development policy. At this turning point in education, planning must contribute to needed mutation and reform. Vector planning seems likely to supplement target planning as a means of identifying and programing needed reorientations and as a means of helping to learn experientially through feedback. Target planning is programing of activities to meet specified quantitative levels at specified times. Vector planning is the art of designing educational programs and innovations oriented toward desired directions of improvement and of incorporating feedback for correcting activities and, if necessary, goal structures. Planners have to accept responsibility for their potential political role; they must help in the formation of coalitions of clients, implementers, and beneficiaries to adopt and propagate innovations along desirable vectors. The technique of simulation may assist in vector planning and in broadening participation in it. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Coordination, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Simulation, Speeches
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A