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ERIC Number: ED104916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 39
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A Prescriptive Model of Development or Evaluation: Some Needed Maturity.
Clark, D. Cecil
The prescriptive model is viewed as having its roots in both replica and examplar thinking. It might be viewed as a model in which guides are set down in advance which direct what follows. Four essential strategies of this model, which are clarified by illustrations, are to select the objective, to define the objective, to use the defined objective to prescribe materials and procedures for instruction or development, and to use the defined objective to prescribe evaluation. Assumptions surrounding the prescriptive model include: (1) Defining objectives in advance will effectively prescribe development and evaluation procedures. (2) High quality definitions of objectives can be obtained quite independent of the development or evaluation of those objectives. (3) People tend to be both consistent and final in selecting objectives, in deciding on their relative worth, and in defining them. (4) Objectives ought to be defined as specifically as possible if they are to be maximally prescriptive. (5) Defined objectives which are mostly measurable are preferred to those which are mostly nonmeasurable. (6) Measurement should be mostly limited to those objectives which have been defined in advance. Suggestions are made for a more realistic improvement of the prescriptive model by replacing it with a suggestive model. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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