ERIC Number: ED226521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Needs Assessment in the Program Development Process.
Bowen, Ella M.; Markel, Geraldine
The systems approach used at the University of Michigan to prepare vocational/career educators of handicapped and nonhandicapped students is described. Activities conducted in each of three stages of the model--planning, implementation, and evaluation are described. Program planning is seen to include identification of target population, review of current literature, and identification of research design. Program implementation aspects include program development, research and publications, and leadership training. Program evaluation is intended to provide impact data. Three assessment activities are described: 1) an evaluation of statewide inservice workshops for special needs personnel; 2) a statewide needs assessment for administrators, supervisors, and direct service personnel dealing with special needs personnel; and 3) an evaluation of the competency statements for a combined master's degree program in vocational/special education. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Michigan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session Th-80).