ERIC Number: ED159783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Problem Solving in Education: A Planning Handbook for Districts. No. 4 in a Series of Handbooks on Comprehensive Planning for Local Education Districts.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
The term "problem-solving" covers three steps of the comprehensive planning process: problem analysis, generation of alternative solutions, and selection of policies or programs from those solutions. After goals have been developed and needs assessed, the problem-solving process begins with identification and definition of the specific nature of the problem to be solved, followed by an analysis of the problem's cause. Once causes are determined, cost-effective alternatives can be sought for solving the problem. The final step is selection of one of these alternatives. This description of the problem-solving process is intended to assist educators facing newly developed situations as well as those engaged in more comprehensive planning. The handbook presents four problem-solving models and two curriculum planning models that can be adapted to the needs of different situations. A brief discussion of techniques applicable to problem analysis and to the generation and selection of alternative solutions concludes the document. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Planning, Models, Problem Solving
Bureau of Planning, Division of Research, Planning and Evaluation, New Jersey Department of Education, 222 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08625 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Note: For a related document, see EA 010 878