ERIC Number: ED244398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-27
Reference Count: 0
Adventure in Planning--Roadmap to a Successful Journey. Field Test Edition.
Carey, Jan Kelly
This manual adapts the basic concepts of an industry-based long-range strategic planning model to an intermediate education unit, specifically the Santa Clara County Office of Education. It is intended for those responsible for defining and implementing a planning process. The basic theme of the manual is that of planning a journey, with many routes to the destination and many options within the routes. Accordingly, Chapter 1, "Adventure in Planning--Roadmap to a Successful Journey," includes a definition and philosophy of strategic planning, a process analysis, hazards, and requirements for successful planning. Chapter 2, "Definition of Purpose," provides a series of "routes" and options to show how statements of purpose focus the goals and activities of an organization. Chapter 3 provides four "routes" for analysis of the level of need or demand for services. Chapter 4 provides six "routes" for analysis of current and future external factors, while chapter 5 provides nine alternative "routes to action" after data have been collected. Chapter 6, "The Adventure Continues," summarizes the basic insights of the manual as a whole. A 34-item bibliography and glossary are included, along with a series of appendixes to chapters 4, 5, and 6. (TE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Processing, Long Range Planning, Management by Objectives, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation
Center for Educational Planning, Santa Clara County Office of Education, 100 Skyport Drive, San Jose, CA 95115 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.
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