ERIC Number: ED239190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Needs Assessment in Counseling, Guidance, and Personnel Services. Searchlight Plus: Relevant Resources in High Interest Areas. No. 21+.
Wysong, H. Eugene
This paper, for practitioners and researchers, is based on a computer search of the ERIC database and other references, and organizes and summarizes the literature on needs assessment in counseling, guidance, and personnel services. Following the brief introduction, a definition of terms used in the paper and a discussion of the purposes and general content of needs assessment are presented. Models, methods, and instruments for needs assessment are described, e.g., the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product) model and the Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) model. Issues and procedures for identifying staff needs are also discussed. Uses for needs assessments, and issues, problems, and trends in their use are explored in a final section. The annotated bibliography on which the review is based and a list of additional references are appended. (MCF)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Guidance Programs, Information Dissemination, Literature Reviews, Measurement Objectives, Models, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Personnel Needs, Program Design
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.