ERIC Number: ED365287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Utilizing Shared Decision Making in Developing a Computer Technology Comprehensive Plan for a Small, Rural, K-12 Campus.
Crumley, William H.
This practicum was designed to utilize a shared decision making (SDM) committee model as a mechanism through which a long-range, comprehensive computer technology plan would be developed for a Jackman (Maine) school system. On-site research coupled with an extensive review of current literature produced a finding that long-range technology education planning had not previously materialized in the school due to the ad hoc fashion in which computer technology had pervaded the curriculum. A committee was established utilizing a shared decision making model. All parties with a vested interest were represented in the process. The sole charge to the committee was the development of a comprehensive computer technology plan. The results of the practicum were positive. A comprehensive computer technology plan, which will guide computer budget preparation and curriculum development, was developed and subsequently accepted. Copies of surveys used in the needs assessment, a project timeline, and the completed comprehensive computer technology plan are appended. (Contains 67 references.) (Author/KRN)
Descriptors: Committees, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Long Range Planning, Models, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Problems, Questionnaires, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Nova University.