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Decision Matrix. NCEDL Spotlights, No. 8 [microform]
Bib ID 5683887
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
3 p. 
Summary

This report focuses on a decision-making model developed at the National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL) and designed to help decisionmakers and policy analysts weigh various policy options for a public issue such as childcare quality. The matrix allows users to compare strategies in terms of desirability and feasibility factors such as cost, personnel needs, track record, public acceptance, administrative feasibility, agency acceptance, and other factors. The purpose of using such a tool is to slow and inform the "rush to judgment" which is often associated with policy change. Public policy options related to childcare quality include subsidies to quality programs, parental vouchers, and building infrastructure. Discussion points related to various criteria for choice are delineated. The report notes that final policy decisions would be more complex than merely synthesizing the information in the matrix and might depend upon which criteria are most important to key decisionmakers. The ratings from the matrix are intended to give initial guidance about the potential positive and negative factors surrounding particular options. (KB)

Notes

Availability: Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB #8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0867; Web site: http://www.ncedl.org.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: R307A60004.

ERIC Note: Excerpted from "Policy Options for Early Childhood: A Model for Decision Making" by Jim Gallagher and Robin Rooney, which appeared in the January 1999 issue of "Early Education & Development.".

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Day Care.  |  Decision Making.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Early Intervention.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Models.  |  Policy Analysis.  |  Policy Formation.  |  Public Policy.  |  Day Care Quality
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC
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