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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, 3rd Edition by Kavita Gupta, Darlene Russ-Eft, Catherine M. Sleezer

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Chapter Ten

Dealing with Ethical Issues

PURPOSE

This chapter will enable you to do the following:

  • Examine ethical issues relevant to needs assessments.
  • Refer to the codes of ethics used by several different professional organizations.

OVERVIEW

In this chapter, we focus on an area where expert-level insights are critical—the ethical issues that can arise during a needs assessment. The chapter begins by presenting some real-life needs assessment issues for you to consider based on your personal ethics. Then it examines the codes of ethics (which are sometimes called guidelines or standards) that have been adopted by various professional organizations. These can serve as invaluable resources for improving your thinking about your own moral values ...

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