ERIC Number: ED257981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Determine Client and Environmental Needs. Module CG A-6 of Category A--Guidance Program Planning. Competency-Based Career Guidance Modules.
Pfister, Linda A.; Saunders, Carol
This module is intended to help guidance personnel in a variety of educational and agency settings increase their skills in assessing desired outcomes, current status, and needs of program clients as well as skills to assess the environmental conditions that influence those needs. The module is one of a series of competency-based guidance program training packages focusing upon specific professional and paraprofessional competencies of guidance personnel. Patterned after the Performance Based Teacher Education Modules developed at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, the modules teach competencies for planning, supporting, implementing, operating, and evaluating guidance programs. The module follows a standard format that includes the following components: (1) an introduction that gives the user an overview of the purposes and content of the module; (2) a section that provides information about the module goal and a list of the competencies covered in the module; (3) a reading containing information on each of the competencies; (4) learning experiences consisting of an individual activity, individual feedback, and a group activity; (5) evaluation techniques that can be used to measure what workshop participants need prior to training and what they have accomplished through training; and (6) an annotated list of resources. Topics include identifying methods and scope of needs assessment, planning, acquiring instrumentation, reporting results, and using the findings. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Competence, Competency Based Education, Counselor Training, Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Evaluation Methods, Guidance Programs, Human Services, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Needs, Needs Assessment, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Resources, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.; American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Note: For other modules in the Competency-Based Career Guidance Series, see CE 041 641.