"I Am Not Scared" Project
Managing and Evaluating Change; Conducting a Needs Analysis: Consultation and evaluation
Dawn Jennifer and Helen Cowie
“VISTA School Bullying and Violence: Taking Action” project
Violence, needs analysis, conflicts, change
1 - 20 pages
The contents of this unit are as follows:
- Description of the objectives of the document, which are to: illustrate how difficult it is to change our perspectives and behavior; emphasize the significance of multiple perspectives and the legitimacy of multiple perceptions of a problem; enable participants to generate issues, topics and questions in
preparation for a needs analysis and set priorities for the initial
consultation; encourage participants to think critically about the possible application of different methods for carrying out their needs analysis; encourage participants to adopt good interviewing techniques.
- Presentation of the facilitation skills to be developed through this unit, which are (1) knowledge and understanding of how to design improvement plans for individual pupils, groups and the
school as a whole; the range of underlying causes of challenging, aggressive and antisocial behavior; how to monitor and evaluate pupils’ behaviour and the effectiveness of
the school in improving behavior; how to include pupils’ opinions in any decision about their education; how to include parents/carers in decisions about their child; (2) personal qualities and attributes include: the ability to co-ordinate a range of interventions to promote nonviolence to support pupils; being able to deal with conflicting viewpoints and being an effective
communicator; being an effective trainer of and adviser to staff, governors, parents, carers and pupils; being a good observer and astute in analysing and monitoring behavior when assessing pupil needs; having the ability to facilitate and value pupils’ opinions about their own education.
The aim of that module is to provide participants with some ideas and tools for carrying out a needs analysis in order to gain a full understanding of the problem of bullying and violence in school. Firstly, the benefits of carrying out a needs analysis include raising awareness of the problem amongst all members of the
school community, including pupils, staff and parents, and motivating individuals to take action. Secondly, the results of a needs analysis will confirm the nature and extent of the problem of bullying and violence and establish a baseline measure against which to measure the effectiveness of the chosen intervention. Finally, the results will provide information upon which one can base his decision about which intervention, or range of interventions, is most suited to the specific situation.
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