ERIC Number: ED181556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Problem-Solving: A Practical Guide to Attaining Goals.
Schriner, James D., Ed.
This step-by-step manual presents a problem-solving technique for developing or improving educational programs. Used in Michigan by more than 40 school districts, the process is intended for use by school district curriculum development committees, curriculum selection committees, or other groups--especially those with individuals who have conflicting concepts of educational program improvement. Each chapter addresses one major component of the project: problem-solving framework, goal setting, needs assessment and objective setting, identification of alternative solutions, and solution selection and implementation. Practice exercises and worksheets are included to help users set goals; determine priority needs and related objectives; identify, review, and select from among alternative solutions; and develop plans for implementation and evaluation. Although the examples used throughout the manual focus on career education, the procedures outlined are applicable to any curriculum area. An 87-page bibliography covers general needs assessment and needs assessment for career education, for community colleges, and at the county, state, and university level. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Career Education.