The System Approach
The system approach7 is used to develop the program. This approach necessitates the following steps:
When Banathy described the system approach, he wrote that systems have:8
Note that the sequence of purpose, process, and content is important because it implies priorities. All of the these ingredients are built into the White Stag program.
Banathy wrote8:61 that a systems approach is multi-directional, in that it not only allows feedback, but it also has feed-ahead or feed-forward strategies for selecting learning experiences. Thus, systems are dynamic, rather than liner as some people would like us to believe
The system approach includes developing goals and objectives. For additional information, see Resources for Leadership, Manager of Learning.
 Bánáthy, B. (1968). Instructional Systems. Palo Alto, California: Fearon Publishers.