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ERIC Number: ED238120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-1
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Priorities: A Handbook of Alternative Techniques.
Price, Nelson C.
Six models for setting priorities are presented in a workbook format with exercises for evaluating or practicing five techniques. In the San Mateo model one sets priorities, clarifies priority purpose, lists items, determines criteria, lists items and criteria on a rating sheet, studies all information on items, rates each item, tallies results, and sets priorities in rank order. A detailed example and exercises using the model are provided. The second model, developed by Larry Horyna and John Warden (University of Oregon), is a simulation designed specifically for school community councils. In this model group consensus is used in prioritizing. Lockheed Missile and Space Company has developed a form for setting priorities that is presented as the third model in a slightly modified format. In this model rating is done with a five-point scale using three criteria. The fourth model is the Q Sort, in which items are listed on individual cards and sorted by criteria. The Los Angeles County model was designed to be used with needs assessment, and the outcome is a criticality list closely related to priority. The sixth model is the Alameda County Process, in which priorities are decided in a group process using a relative value chart and paired weighting sheet. Detailed examples of the process are provided. (MD)
San Mateo County Office of Education, Public Information Office, 333 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.