From Needs Assessment to Action: Transforming Needs into Solution Strategies

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SAGE Publications, Oct 27, 1999 - Social Science - 304 pages
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Going beyond the simple process of assessing needs to the implementation of solutions for resolving them, this sequel to the best seller, From Needs Assessment to Action shows you how the results of needs assessments can be transformed into action plans for an organization and the procedures for facilitating that change. Unique to this book is a detailed glossary of needs assessment terms.

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James W. Altschuld (PhD, MS, The Ohio State University (OSU); BS, Case Western Reserve University) is now Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU after 27 years of teaching research techniques and program evaluation. For the latter, he developed and taught a sequence of courses on theory, needs assessment, and design. He has authored or co-authored seven previous books—six were on needs assessment (four in the Needs Assessment Kit of 2010 and where he also served as editor for a fifth one), and one on the evaluation of science and technology education. In addition, he has written numerous articles and chapters on how to assess needs, as well as on evaluation research, practice, training, and credentialing/certification. He has  presented nationally and internationally for over 40 years, given many workshops, and has been the recipient of local, state, and national honors including the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Practice Award from the American Evaluation Association for contributions to the field of evaluation.


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