Needs Assessment Phase I: Getting Started by James W. Altschuld

By James W. Altschuld

“The Authors have performed an outstanding task of conveying the nuts and bolts of the method and challenge occasions that could come up from political and social conditions.”
—Stephanie Brzuzy, Xavier University

“The authors provide a pleasant evaluate of the method excited by constructing and engaging in wishes exams. They make a cogent argument for the significance of deciding upon and addressing capability obstacles to accomplishing a priceless wishes assessment.”
—Melanie Otis, University of Kentucky

Although this publication can be utilized in a stand-alone style, it's a part of the Needs overview KIT—five interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader in the course of the wishes evaluation method (ISBN: 978-0-7619-2595-8).

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Trying to lose weight is a national obsession. “More than half of Americans weigh more than they think they should,” says Dr. Arthur Frank, medical director of the obesity management program at the George Washington University Medical Center. Each year, 15% to 35% of Americans go on diets, but no matter how much weight they lose, 95% to 99% gain it back within 5 years. “The body does a very good job of defending a certain weight” (Parade Magazine, Oct 11, 1998, p. 8). 2. Showing children how to live a balanced life, where exercise and nutrition help maintain a healthy body weight, is important.

More than that, you have worked with key leaders to set up the NAC and are ready for the first meeting. You have done the appropriate homework about the organization and, while not as aware of all elements as an insider would be (unless you are internal), you have a sense of who should be involved and how the culture operates. Now it is time to formally meet and convene the NAC. 37 38 NEEDS ASSESSMENT In the first meeting, welcome people and help them feel at home. , a parent/community council for a public school or an existing board of management for another organization), and while the members are comfortable with each other, they will not necessarily be comfortable with you.

It should be mentioned that Activity 1 might be done early in the process especially if you’re a consultant and thinking about being the facilitator. It is a good exercise to see what the climate is for the assessment and to be on the lookout for potential snags in implementation. ACTIVITY 1: INVESTIGATING WITH AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EYE Principles of Ethnography Ethnography, which comes from cultural anthropology, deals with the study of a culture. It conveys the familiar notion of anthropologists traveling to an exotic land to study native peoples and report back on their findings about the culture, as Mead did years ago with Samoa or Malinowski did with the Trobriand Islanders.

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