ERIC Number: ED238120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-1
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)
Descriptors: Criteria, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Group Dynamics, Guides, Models, Needs Assessment, Task Analysis, Workbooks
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
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.