ERIC Number: ED122354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Participatory Educational Planning: Report of a Field Experiment.
Johnson, Rudolph; Stromquist, Nelly P.
This paper is a partial report on a three-year field experiment in participatory educational planning in a suburban school district. It is shown that teachers, administrators, parents, and students, working voluntarily with technical support as a "collateral organization" within a district, can substantially broaden the scope of educational study and planning available to the board and staff for shaping educational improvement. Full reports on this project are in preparation under a grant from the National Institute of Education. The paper briefly summarizes the history of the project and the methods used in the study. Three topics are then treated in some detail: participatory planning with unrestricted participation; the use of open and flexible problem definition in a planning process so that all problems or topics within the school system are open for consideration; and the use of the "collateral organization" strategy as a specific model for planning. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California