ERIC Number: ED115856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-7
Reference Count: N/A
The Concept of Process Space as It Pertains to the IPPI Model of Education. Occasional Paper No. 4.
The paper develops a suggested model of process space for the Input, Process, Product, and Impact (IPPI) model of vocational education. Part 1 presents the need; Part 2 develops a schema for classifying process variables (human, physical, and organizational); their interactive nature is reflected in a dual classification system which enables users to get at process variable information in two ways: each variable in the process space is referenced by a causal decisional factor and a learning-occurrence factor. A total of four hierarchical process levels (State, and three local levels) are identified for discussions of these factors. In summary, the process space is conceived of as an interactive two-dimensional entity divided vertically into three columns of process factors and horizontally into four hierarchical levels. In Part 3, the use of a numbering system for process space is explained, and in Part 4, a system is suggested for classifying and storing process information. An index to be compiled for users of the system, for retrieval of process information, is described in Part 5. Most information contained in the model will be provided by a representative sample of vocational education shcools and programs; census data will also be included, minimally. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Management and Information System for Occupational Education, Winchester, MA.