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Comparative approaches to program planning

Author: F Ellen Netting; Mary Katherine O'Connor; David P Fauri
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by leaders in the social work education community, this innovative book provides practical and creative ways to effectively conduct program planning within human service organisations, comparing prescriptive and emergent approaches to planning.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Ellen Netting; Mary Katherine O'Connor; David P Fauri
ISBN: 9780470126417 0470126418
OCLC Number: 156845797
Description: xxiv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Differences between lines and circles --
Lines and circles as planning metaphors --
A brief history of lines and circles --
Planning theory : both lines and circles --
Examples of planning approaches --
The "surety" of the line and the "tentativeness" of the circle --
A conceptual framework --
Programs : containers for idea implementation --
Programs and projects, services and interventions --
Programs and projects --
Services and interventions --
Programs in organizational context --
Program planning --
Mandates and initiatives --
Planning different types of programs --
Rational planning and prescriptive approaches --
Case : the mayor and the street educators --
History of rational planning and prescriptive approaches --
Dimensions of rational planning and prescriptive approaches --
The logic model --
Assessing needs --
Defining and analyzing problems --
Selecting intervention strategies --
Writing goals and objectives --
Program design and decision-making --
Accountability in a prescriptive approach --
Accountability challenges --
Information systems --
Budgeting --
Rational planning --
Mind-sets --
Skills --
Strengths and challenges of rational planning --
Interpretive planning and emergent approaches --
Case : the invisible people and the area agency on aging --
History of interpretive planning and emergent approaches --
Dimensions of interpretive planning and emergent approaches --
The logic of emergence --
Engagement --
Discovery --
Sense-making --
Unfolding --
Accountability in an emergent approach --
Accountability challenges --
Accountability options --
Interpretive planning --
Mind-sets --
Skills --
Strengths and challenges of interpretive planning --
Knowing when to use which planning approach --
Case : AIDS orphans and the pig intervention --
Similarities in planning approach challenges --
Gaining entry --
Becoming oriented --
Engaging in critical thinking --
Making ethical decisions --
Comparing program planning approaches --
Comparing dimensions --
Examining accountability --
Thinking about mind-sets and skills --
Decision issues for approach selection --
Program planning in diverse cultural contexts --
Culture and context --
Defining culture --
Elements in culture development --
Cultural competence --
Skills of the culturally competent --
Challenges to culturally competent human service programming --
Understanding empiricism --
Recognizing realism and interpretivism --
Responding to accountability demands --
Cultural competence and program planning --
Planning with sensitivity to difference -Planning with sensitivity to inclusion --
Planning with sensitivity to context --
Planning across multiple organizational settings --
Issues when practicing internationally.
Responsibility: F. Ellen Netting, Mary Katherine O'Connor, David P. Fauri.
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