ERIC Number: ED382764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Needs Assessment: A Handbook for Workplace Development Planners.
Folinsbee, Sue; Jurmo, Paul
This handbook, which is intended for educators, managers, and union leaders responsible for workplace development, outlines a four-phase collaborative approach to assessing a work organization's overall education needs and specifying a range of activities to meet the identified needs. Discussed in the introduction are the purposes of the handbook, values and assumptions underlying the workplace needs assessment model presented, and the rationale for using the model. The remaining sections of the guide consist of activities and case studies illustrating implementation of the following phases and steps in the model workplace needs assessment process: laying the groundwork for a workplace needs assessment (get all interested groups committed, organize a planning committee, plan and hold initial committee meetings, design the workplace needs assessment); carrying out the needs assessment (prepare to gather information, collect information in personal interviews and focus groups, gather information from other sources, organize the information, analyze selected workplace documents); interpreting and reporting (interpret the information, write the final report, report the findings); and deciding what happens next (develop and get commitment for an action plan and evaluate the workplace needs assessment). Also included are a glossary and a 36-item annotated bibliography. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Planning, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Workplace Literacy
ABC Canada, 1450 Don Mills Road, Don Mills, Ontario M3B 2X7, Canada ($20 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ontario Training and Adjustment Board, Toronto.; Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: ABC Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Focus Groups Approach
Note: For a related handbook, see CE 067 856.