ERIC Number: ED181545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Educational Project Management Instructional System. Module Two. Project Management Basic Principles. Volume I--Lessons 1 to 6. Volume II--Lessons 7 to 12. Volume III--Case Simulation.
Cummings, C. Peter; Cook, Desmond L.
This module is the second in a self-instructional program designed to train public school personnel in how to manage educational projects. The purpose of this module is to provide current or potential project directors with the basic knowledge, skills, abilities, and sensitivities needed to manage a local educational project. In the areas of planning, the module explains how to define a project, develop a work flow plan and a schedule, and estimate needed resources and their costs. It then discusses the preparation phase, including how to initiate a project, organize it, and create a project information system. (A condensed demonstration version of lessons on the preparation phase is also part of this self-instructional program.) The module then explains the components of controlling a project, including developing a reporting system, identifying problems and their causes, solving problems through decision-making, and implementing these decisions. The module also discusses terminating a project. A lengthy case simulation section provides an opportunity for synthesis of knowledge and skills by simulating many of the decisions a project manager must make. Although the module is designed for use with a slide and tape presentation, it may be used alone. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Autoinstructional Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Flow Charts, Management Information Systems, Problem Solving, Program Administration, Program Development, Programed Instruction, Scheduling, School Districts, Simulation
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($27.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Educational Program Management Center.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see EA 012 327-330; Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document