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ERIC Number: ED123427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 49
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Comparative Analysis of Program Development Processes in Six Professions.
Pennington, Floyd; Green, Joseph
The study was designed to discover and describe planning strategies used by persons developing continuing professional education (CPE) programs for six professional fields. From the descriptions of practice in the six professions, a general model portraying the program development process was developed and used for comparative analysis. The study was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 was based on the research methods of grounded theory. The observations made in Phase 1 were used to design an instrument to test the strengths of those observations and modify the general planning model. The model developed was also compared to several portrayals presented in the literature of continuing education. Results indicate planners: attend to at least six clusters of activities in their program development processes in a fairly consistent sequence, make limited use of knowledge resources available in the literature, and use a wide variety of resources available inside the university and outside the university. The model resulting from the study portrays the various resource systems planners link to the program development process. Differences in strategies of program development in various professional fields do exist. These differences are usually a matter of ordering and emphasis given to specific activities in the program development clusters. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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