ERIC Number: ED114383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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The Need for Conceptualization in Program Development.
Stripling, Kaye; Weber, Wilford A.
There is a need for conceptualization in the development of a Teacher Corps program and the instructional system which is part of that program. Program conceptualization should be viewed as an important process which permeates program design efforts. Conceptualization of program purposes and objectives provides a base for the design, development, and operation of program activities, evaluation, and management. The greater the specificity and explicitness of that conceptualization, the greater the likelihood of program success. Instructional system conceptualization involves the specification of competencies and the specification of instructional characteristics. The specification of competencies should be built on conceptualized role description; that is, specified in terms of the roles persons assume during the operation of the program, and/or in terms of those roles persons are expected to play upon the completion of the program. The specification of the instructional system's operational characteristics in advance of program operation is crucial, for it is this process which sets the "rules of the game". They should be detailed prior to the initiation of training activities. Conceptualization of the program and of the instructional system is a prerequisite to maximizing program effectiveness. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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