22The SM program emerged in response to social problems. To insure that
these problems are solved, the SM program must adapt. By adapting, the
need to implement new programs on a continual basis or to discard the SM
curriculum for the latest fad ends. The resulting program continuity gives
districts, schools, teachers, and students a stability that helps them move
into the future. This chapter outlines a strategy to plan SM program
ANALYSIS OF PROGRAM ADAPTATIONProgram adaptation is a cyclical, year-by-year problem-solving process
that seeks answers to two questions: (1) How can the program be examined
to learn about its operation? And (2) What is needed to change the program
so it operates as desired? The process of obtaining answers has five phases.
|1. ||Design monitoring (observational) instruments to determine how the program components are working.|
|2. ||Design the organization of all adaptation activities.|
|3. ||Design specific procedures to carry out adaptation activities.|
|4. ||Implement adaptation activities.|
|5. ||Revise adaptation activities, teacher training, and instructional procedures.|
Monitoring instruments are designed to observe teacher training, teacher
behavior, and student behavior. The major adaptation activities include
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Book title: Self-Management Strategies:Theory, Curriculum, and Teaching Procedures.
Contributors: Michael B. Medland - Author.
Publisher: Praeger Publishers.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1990.
Page number: 261.
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