ERIC Number: ED212654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Project: Content Analysis of Legislative Activities and Newspaper Articles.
Shively, Joe E.; Prentis, Catherine
Following issuance of an administrative policy statement detailing procedures for establishing long-term institutional relationships, the National Institute of Education (NIE) formally requested the Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) to conduct a regionwide assessment of educational needs. Four major events are associated with the implementation of the plan of operation for the Needs Assessment (NA) Project: (1) conducting state conferences to identify educational needs; (2) determining the validity of the lists of educational needs; (3) developing state R&D service agendas through meetings with State Education Agency personnel and (4) developing AEL's long-term programmatic R&D agenda. The document offers a variety of appendices showing legislative results on education-related legislation. Also shown are tables analyzing newspaper coverage of issues the schools deal with. The content analysis of newspaper articles indicated that school finance/funding and fiscal concerns related to higher education (i.e., tuition increases) were the "hot" topics. Political action, busing, and desegregation topics were also frequently presented. House and Senate bills are listed as vetoed or initiated into law. (Author/CE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.