ERIC Number: ED193444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
How to Assess Needs for Community Instructional Services: A Guide for Adult Education Practitioners.
Aker, George F.; Kemerer, Richard W.
This guide is intended to assist in identifying the nature and extent of learning needs within the community and determining program priorities consistent with those needs. It is designed specifically for developing Community Instructional Services, a Florida program that addresses the in-life learning needs of adult citizens that are community-wide in their significance. The monograph contains four sections, each in a question-and-answer format. Section 1 addresses preliminary questions to conducting a needs assessment. Section 2 reviews state regulations regarding Community Instructional Services. Section 3 discusses the Schroeder model as it is adapted to the seven Community Instructional Services problem areas, which it defines (environment, health, safety, human relations, government, child rearing, and consumer economics and homemaking). A Goal Framework Model, which is provided, defines the problem areas as attributes (dimensions of meaning) and indicators (descriptions of possible needs). Section 4 deals with conducting the actual needs assessment using the goal framework. The three basic steps described are ranking problem areas, rank ordering needs, and integrating procedures. Exhibits include an instrument for problem area ranking and examples of (1) data processing (for ranking), (2) determining urgency of need, and (3) integrating results of problem area ranking and urgency of needs ranking. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Community Instructional Services; Florida
Note: Not available in paper copy due to uneven print quality.