ERIC Number: ED218493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Addressing Needs by Assessing Needs: A Handbook for Adult Education Program Planners. Special Community Service and Continuing Education Project. Final Report.
Beatty, Paulette T.; And Others
Prepared to introduce adult education program planners to the basic concepts integral to and alternative strategies for conducting needs assessments, this instructional handbook consists of a series of six chapters or instructional booklets (also available separately--see note.) Topics covered in each chapter are as follows: introduction to needs assessment (stimulus for, definitions for, purpose of, target audience for, content of, use of, and benefits of instructional handbooks); determining what information to collect (determining scope, goals, and measures); determining where information can be found (determining target population, authorities, and recorded material); determining how to gather information (determining strategies for retrieving target populations, authorities, and recorded materials); determining how to summarize information (filtering, combining, and organizing need information); determining how to interpret information (determining forces impacting needs, sources of force information, strategies for gathering force information, and methods for summarizing force information). Covered next is the conclusion of the needs assessment project. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Guidelines, Influences, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Measurement Objectives, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Search Strategies
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 033 134-139.