ERIC Number: ED328953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
The Application of Strategic Planning to the Development of Statewide Educational Programs.
Riggs, Robert O.; Valesky, Thomas C.
The degree to which state departments of education utilize appropriate strategic planning techniques in the development of statewide education is examined. A modified survey instrument, the "Strategic Planning Questionnaire," was mailed to state educational planning coordinators of 56 states and territories, eliciting 45 responses (an 80 percent response rate). Findings indicate that, in the aggregate, state-level educational policy makers adhere to many of the tenets of strategic planning, which include an articulated vision of the planning process, regular evaluation of individuals and departments, development of strategic plans for all levels within the department, assessment of the external environment, change, as called for when external environments require it, and implementation of plans. A recommendation is made for the development of an information support network among state-level K-12 planners. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Los Angeles, CA, August 1990).