ERIC Number: ED111113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Planning Perspectives for Education.
Johnston, A. P., Ed.; McNamara, James F., Ed.
This book presents a collection of previously published journal articles dealing with the theory, practice, and research of planning. The various readings were selected to stimulate thought and action in educational planning, rather than to present solutions to specific problems. The articles include "Knowledge and Action: A Guide to Planning Theory," by John Friedmann and Barclay Hudson; "Some Limits of Rational Man Organizational Theory," by Chris Argyris; "The Science of 'Muddling Through'," by Charles Lindblom; "Mixed-Scanning: A 'Third' Approach to Decision-Making," by Amitai Etzioni; "Goals and Goal-Setting," by Robert Young; "On the Concept of Organizational Goal," by Herbert Simon; "Humanistic Planning," by Erich Fromm; "A Group Process Model for Problem Identification and Program Planning," by Andre Delbecq and Andrew Van de Ven; "Policy Sciences Perspectives on Implementation Processes," by Douglas Bunker; "Problems, Solutions, and Strategies: A Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Planning," by T. J. Cartwright; "Simulation, Mathematical Models, and Comprehensive City Planning," by Melville Branch; "Forecasting: From Conjectural Art toward Science," by Roy Amara and Gerald Salancik; "Model Bias in Social Action," by James March; and "If Planning Is Everything, Maybe It's Nothing," by Aaron Wildavsky. (JG)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Models, Objectives, Organizational Theories, Planning, Prediction, Problem Solving, Program Development, Resource Materials
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