Altschuld, James W.

(b. 1939, Cleveland, Ohio). Ph.D. Educational Research and Development, M.S. Organic Chemistry, The Ohio State University; B.A. Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University.

A professor of education at The Ohio State University, Altschuld has contributed to the field of evaluation, especially in the areas of needs assessment and the evaluation of science education and technology, and has coauthored influential books on both topics. He has worked collaboratively with Ruth Witkin on an approach to needs assessment, a central construct in evaluation practice. Together they have written two books on needs assessment: Planning and Conducting Needs Assessment: A Practical Guide and From Needs Assessment to Action: Transforming Needs Into Solution Strategies. Along with collaborator David Kumar, Altschuld has developed a model of the evaluation of science education ...

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