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ERIC Number: ED159783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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