a) Examine critically the importance of the given four classes of decision-making in educational planning: normative, strategic, operational and the administrative decisions.
Describe how all such classes of decisions could be conceptually integrated and taken at one and similar structure.
b) Describe the distinction between internal and external goals of the educational system and describe how they can condition the efficiency and effectiveness of educational planning in the total socio-political thinking.
c) Examine the extent to which the information basis is a very important factor in educational planning and specifically underpins the decision-making procedure.
problem 2: Analyze how far educational planning as a ‘multi-level process’ comes to terms with changes in society and organizations, resource management and the gradual transformation of the learner via pedagogy and curriculum. Give illustrations to describe your answer.
problem 3: With illustrations to describe, examine the extent to which micro-planning (school mapping) can be an efficient tool for educational analysis. How far can the application of this method minimize wrong forecasts?
problem 4: The National Development Plan for Mauritius (1975-1980) stipulated that educational development must be adjusted so as to democratize the educational system. Examine this statement with respect to leadership and vision, the Education for All (EFA) goals, research, and allocation of resources and a supportive environment.
problem 5: Examine the futures of educational planning in the light of changes in funding and the use of new technologies. What is the place of research in mitigating the problems of the uncertainty in education?