ERIC Number: ED120984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Delphi Technique for Curriculum Planning. A-1 Setting Instructional Goals, Document No. 10a. Independent Study Training Material for Professional Supervisory Competencies.
Duckett, Jane; Carter, Gwen
This self-instructional learning packet is one part of a competency-guided program for instructional supervisor preparation developed by the Special Education Supervisor Training (SEST) project. This packet is intended to teach its users the Delphi technique for setting educational goals. Goal-setting is the necessary first step of any curriculum development effort, and the Delphi technique is a useful approach for obtaining community consensus on major goals. The Delphi technique employs a questionnaire that is mailed to a stratified random sample of community residents, who are asked to indicate their perception of major educational goals. After the opinions have been collated, each respondent is mailed a summary of responses and asked to agree or disagree with the most frequent response. Respondents are then mailed a final, revised summary of responses and are asked to repeat or revise their opinions. Users of the training packet complete a series of five task assignments relevant to selecting and writing goal statements and then test their knowledge by taking a short posttest. (JG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Educational Administration.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.