ERIC Number: ED152988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
The Translation of Identified Needs into Program Objectives.
Mazmanian, Paul E.
Model constructs of the relationship of program needs to educational objective setting in medical continuing education program development were outlined. Utilizing an inductive method of discovering theory as the major research method, five procedural models were derived. Data were collected from twenty respondents from ten university medical schools during interviews. Model I illustrates the flow of activity from origin of the idea to program design through extensive deliberation with the continuing medical education (CME) unit. Formal veto power over topic selection rests within the medical school departments and the role of the CME unit is supportive. Model II also represents the processing of a program idea with veto power in the medical school departments but includes educational support services of an Extension Service. Model III represents the processing of an idea with veto power in the Extension Service of the organization. The role of the CME planner/administrator is consultative. Model IV illustrates the processing of a program idea from an external source. The power to veto topic selection is in the CME unit. The fifth model is a general one in which a program idea from inside or outside the medical school is received in the CME unit. The program design is a product of the CME planner/administrator's coordinating effort and planning committee expertise. (EM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (San Antonio, Texas, April 5-7, 1978); Wording in some of the diagrams throughout the paper may not reproduce well due to small, broken type