ERIC Number: ED211826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Needs Assessment for Vocational Education Administrators: An Evolving System for Staff Development Decision Making. User's Manual.
Leske, Gary; Frederickson, Steve
To help vocational education administrators produce a personal plan for professional development, this manual describes how to use needs assessment instruments, prepare the feedback, and interpret the feedback. An introduction briefly reviews the project that developed the process and defines potential users and needs assessment. The needs assessment process is then described that involves use of three different instruments for self evaluation and parallel evaluation by both superordinates or colleagues and subordinates. These areas are examined: administrative knowledge base, operation in general administrative/management procedures, and functioning in terms of administrative tasks. Information is provided for each major activity-orientation, instrument completion, parallel raters, and followup in data collection. The next section reviews the feedback package format. Mechanics for compiling the data and preparing feedback are described using illustrative examples and example forms. The evaluation instruments and feedback package are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see ED 198 246-247.