ERIC Number: ED204266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Needs Assessment Among Diverse Groups: A Case Study.
Pooler, Anne E.; Toner, James F.
A Teacher Corps project to deliver staff development services focused on five educational settings: a correctional youth center, a high school, a junior high school, a youth group home consortium, and a college of education. It was felt that comparing the results of needs assessments conducted at each facility would enable useful analyses of common assessment factors and perceived priorities. Staff awareness and acceptance of the program was enhanced by involving school administrators and by presenting staff orientations. The process of developing the needs assessment varied for each site. Methods included individual interviews, group discussions, and questionnaires. The results showed both common and unique concerns among the diverse groups. Staff at all five sites expressed the need to redesign existing courses and create new curriculum materials and for students to become more responsible and better decision makers. It was concluded that a needs assessment must provide flexibility to deal effectively with both staff and administration in any given location. (FG)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Differences, Educational Needs, Inservice Education, Institutional Characteristics, Needs Assessment, Schools of Education, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Staff Development, Teacher Participation, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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