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ERIC Number: ED135054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Definitional Field Study of Decision Making in IGE/MUS-E Schools. Technical Report No. 377.
Holmquist, Albert M.
The purpose of this study was to investigate and describe decision-making in Individually Guided Education (IGE) schools. Concepts from four selected conceptual frameworks--rational decision process, organizational structure, individual traits and values, and group interaction--were set forth as guidelines for observations. Data collected from three successful, diverse IGE schools included primary documents, transcripts of meetings, and semi-structured and unstructured interviews. Decision processes at each school were described within the framework of the four basic theoretical frameworks. All observed decisions were then compared and contrasted within and across schools in this same framework. A new model of decision-making emerged from the data. The model was used to examine the decision-making processes observed in the three schools, compared and contrasted with existing theories of decision-making, and some modifications of these theories were suggested. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.