ERIC Number: ED119304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-23
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Staff Development Programs for School Principals: Needs Assessments and Inservice Programs.
Davis, William J.
With relatively few exceptions, most recent needs assessment questionnaires have dealt solely with either (1) identifying the level of interest that prospective participants have for attending an inservice program centered about a particular topic, or (2) identifying which among a number of topics generates the most enthusiasm. That is, most needs assessments are topic-oriented; consequently, little beyond the topic of concern is ascertained and decisions as to all other details of the program are made on the basis of distinctly limited knowledge as to what participants will find most attractive and/or educationally profitable. Under the belief that the scope of needs assessments should be widened, the questionnaire appearing in Appendix A was constructed. The results of the survey are not presented so much to guide action as to portray the nature, scope, and usefulness of information that can be made available to the designer of an inservice program. The questionnaire deals with the following areas: the climate of receptivity for programs, factors that have hindered participation in programs, the scheduling of programs, the program site, the kinds of learning activities included, the topic, and the rewards and motivations for attendance. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (108th, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 20-23, 1976)