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Decision-Making for Schools and Colleges - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080198859, 9781483158648

Decision-Making for Schools and Colleges

1st Edition

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Author: Dean F. Juniper
eBook ISBN: 9781483158648
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 312
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Decision-Making for Schools and Colleges contains activities and exercises designed to present decision-making principles to pupils and college students and guide them in their life choices. This book is divided into 16 units that cover the principles, limitations, and objectives of various decision-making programs. The opening units of this book provide the participants of the decision-making program the means to discriminate between important and unimportant decisions and a glimpse of decision-making in a wider than vocational frame. These topics are followed by the interrelationship between the aims, interests, and value of the program. The subsequent units present certain aspects of information and decision theories and their applications to the construction of Expectancy Tables. These units also provide simulated experiences that may, or may not, be directly applicable to participants’ eventual job choices. This book also deals with the value of consistent yardsticks for testing information of the written kind and checklist instruments of this kind in vocational and personal decision-making. Other units present the methods of judging a range of alternative courses of action based on their relation to the values and interests of the person who has to take a decision between them. Another unit focuses on various stages of contingency planning, together with their interconnections and the limits of the strategy. Some important and negligible consequences of decisions are tackled based on experiments, personal histories, and structured discussions. The concluding units deal with the structure of a considered decision in terms of the aim, information, and decision.

Table of Contents



1. What is Decision-making?

2. Aims, Interests and Values

3. Expectancy Tables

4. Controlled, Open-ended and Meditative Simulations

5. Future Scripts

6. Testing Information

7. Checklist Analyses

8. Judging Alternatives

9. Searches and Comparisons

10. Contingency

11. Decisions and Consequences

12. Considered Decisions (with Moral Decisions as a Special Supplement)

Supplement. Moral Decision

13. Impulse Decisions

14. Forced Decisions and Traps

15. Deferred Decisions

16. Majority and Consensus Group Decisions

Appendix 1. Affirmation/Prescription

Unit 2 is Aims

Units 3—5 are Information

Units 6— 10 are Evaluation

Units 11—16 are Decision



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