ERIC Number: ED160891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Needs Assessment Procedure: Mainstreaming Handicapped. Volume I. Final Technical Report.
Hughes, James H.; Rice, Eric
The design and development of a needs assessment procedure to assist local vocational education administrators in planning a mainstreaming approach for handicapped students in vocational education was the purpose of this study. The methodology involved a review of the literature on the general mainstreaming topic, program planning, needs assessment procedures, barrier identification and analysis, program evaluation, mainstreaming handicapped in vocational education, and related areas and issues. Also, interviews were conducted with special education directors in five school systems. From the studies and reports reviewed, a procedure was designed and developed. It is conceptually based on a program planning and evaluation model with four components: (1) needs assessment and barriers identification; (2) development of strategies to meet needs and overcome barriers; (3) implementation of planned strategies, and (4) evaluation. The procedure features the nominal group process technique in the needs assessment and barriers identification phase, and the force field analysis technique in the development and selection of alternative strategies. An administrator's manual was prepared to guide application of the needs assessment and planning procedure at the local education agency level. (It is available as CE 018 406, Volume II of this two-volumed report.) (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
Note: For a related document see CE 018 407