Systems concepts are useful in rethinking and reorganizing the structure of education. The author presents a popular interpretation of the systems approach to problem solving. He uses a general systems theory to compare the attributes of a school system and a computer system. He uses the idea of a critical subsystem to prepare a table of comparison which points up the discrepancies in progress between the two systems. Based on this comparison table he makes suggestions for areas of action to allow education to progress to its technological limits. He urges analytic systems studies as a continuing activity in the education field. (JY)
This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905
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Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.