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Pages: 4316-4324
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain

DECISION MAKING AS AN INTEGRATING STUDY PROCESS FOR SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE

R. Mekvabidze

Gori State Teaching University (GEORGIA)
The understanding of social policy is perceived with social welfare policy. The certain consensus concerning various barriers in the decision making process are:
• Ideological problems that constrain the formulation of reform agenda;
• Separation between researchers, policymakers, service providers, administrators, managers , etc.;
• Different conceptions of risk at the individual or public level;
• Interrelationship of the research process and decision making process.

A better understanding of current societal developments and enable policy makers to propose solutions to problems and design social policies that can serve the public more effectively is under the research in Georgia. The reasons for this task are: impossibility to prepare the need specialists or the lack of the specialists, in general. But one of the main reason of this problem in the frame of the educational reforms is an absence of the discipline “Decision making” in the university study programs and it is connected with the crisis of the Teaching-Learning process.

The analysis had shown :
• The lack of citizens in the process of decision making in public life;
• An absence the tools of estimation of the current social policy;
• An absence the need teaching courses, trainings and workshops in decision making.

According to these reasons the questions are arisen:
• What is the social-economical and practical order of the educational reforms in Georgia and how does it look?
• Can best practice in other research fields be a source of inspiration on new approaches to sharing knowledge ?

In the article is discussed the tasks:
• motivation of a necessity of Integration of Decision Making (decision making analysis and decision making methods ) course Into University Learning Environment for the directions, especially: economics, business, social work
• promotion of the importance and quality of teaching learning design and authoring of learning materials with Decision making process;
In this research are attempted: to develop a university wide education program linking sustainability learning environment to students life and their competitiveness and integrate the principles and practices of sustainability with Decision making;

Outcomes of the research are:
• Design an effective studying program for Decision Making;
• “Model Building” with its estimation;
• Demonstration a critical understanding of the role, application and benefits of databases in relation to decision making management.

Assessment criteria to achieve each outcome:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the sampling process, design a technique for collecting quantitative and qualitative data, data processing with using program software, using the need decision making method;
• To build the need model and to provide a risk analyze.
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author = {Mekvabidze, R.},
title = {DECISION MAKING AS AN INTEGRATING STUDY PROCESS FOR SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE},
series = {5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-0763-1},
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month = {19-21 November, 2012},
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R. Mekvabidze (2012) DECISION MAKING AS AN INTEGRATING STUDY PROCESS FOR SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE, ICERI2012 Proceedings, pp. 4316-4324.
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