ERIC Number: ED169014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Needs Assessment: Determining Project Goals and Establishing the Change Relationship.
Brown, Carlton E.
The basic problems faced by those implementing a project of assessing school needs and initiating change are discussed. An example of a teacher corps project funded for such an endeavor is summarized. How the initial problems of assessing needs to determine project goals and establishing a credible change relationship with school personnel were handled is described. Emphasis was placed on giving teachers the power and training to determine the focus methods for the two larger parts of the assessment program: needs of teachers and students. To this end, members of the staff received training in needs assessment and design. The importance of resolving conflict between staff and administration, of establishing trusting relationships between the agents of change, and of sharing the decision making process is emphasized throughout this report. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Portsmouth Public Schools, NH.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham.