ERIC Number: ED204259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Discrepancy Analysis and Continuity Matrix: Tools for Measuring the Impact of Inservice Training.
Kite, R. Hayman
Within an inservice training program there is a functional interdependent relationship among problems, causes, and solutions. During a sequence of eight steps to ascertain program impact, a "continuity matrix", a management technique that assists in dealing with the problem/solution paradox is created. A successful training program must: (1) aim at specific levels of teaching; (2) state expected performance objectives; (3) establish procedures for determining discrepancy by comparing expected performance with actual performance; (4) compose problem statements using the unacceptable discrepancies; (5) identify functional links between the causes of problems and their solutions using a continuity matrix; (6) analyze problem statements; (7) define the causes of the problems; and (8) design strategies to reduce or eliminate the causes of problems. It must be remembered that solutions inevitably have side effects which may affect the entire structure. A complete continuity matrix shows program activities, solution approaches, problem statements, and causes. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of States on Inservice Education (5th, San Diego, CA, December 10, 1980).