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Controversial issues in communities and organizations

Author: Michael J Austin; Jane Isaacs Lowe
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1994.
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Controversial issues in communities and organizations.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1994
(OCoLC)622228139
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Austin; Jane Isaacs Lowe
ISBN: 0205147909 9780205147908
OCLC Number: 28148407
Description: xiv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The Changing Nature of Community Organizations. 1. Should Community-Based Organizations Give Priority to Building Coalitions Rather Than Building Their Own Membership? Yes / Beth Rosenthal and Terry Mizrahi. No / Tim Sampson. 2. Should Charismatic Leaders Be Recruited by Grassroots Organizations to Promote Social Change? Yes / Richard Cloward. No / Jacqueline B. Mondros. 3. Should Grassroots Community Organizations Be Linked to a Political Party to Promote Social Change? Yes / Mark G. Hanna and Buddy Robinson. No / Michael Reisch. 4. Should Targeted Services Organized by and for Women Be Integrated into Mainstream Human Service Organizations? Yes / George Appenzeller and Sarah L. Meadows. No / M. Sharon Maxwell, Patricia Y. Martin, Diane Byington and Diana Di Nitto. 5. Should Health and Human Services Be Decentralized into Neighborhood Social Health Centers Managed by the Community? Yes / Jacqueline Azzarto. No / Mary F. Smith. 6. Should Only Gay and Lesbian Community Organizers Work in Gay and Lesbian Communities? Yes / Carol T. Tully. No / Terry Craig and Gail Nugent --
II. The Dilemmas Confronting the Community Organizer. 7. Is Community Organizing Dead and Is the Future Organizational Practice? Yes / Steven L. McMurtry and Peter M. Kettner. No / John Michael Daley and F. Ellen Netting. 8. Should Today's Community Organizer Use the Tactics Handed Down from Earlier Generations? Yes / Felix G. Rivera and John L. Erlich. No / Allison Zippay. 9. Should Only African-American Community Organizers Work in African-American Neighborhoods? Yes / Audrey M. Shillington and William L. Dotson. No / Audrey Olsen Faulkner. 10. Are Quick and Dirty Community Needs Assessments Better Than No Needs Assessments? Yes / Evelyn Slaght. No / Janice H. Schopler --
III. The Changing Nature of Human Service Organizations. 11. Will Privatization Destroy the Traditional Nonprofit Human Services Sector? Yes / F. Ellen Netting and Steve L. McMurtry. No / Peter M. Kettner and Lawrence L. Martin. 12. Is Coordinating Social Service Organizations to Improve Client Services a Waste of Staff Effort? Yes / Thomas P. Holland and Charlene Flagg. No / Ray H. Macnair. 13. Should Clients Have Control over the Policies of the Agency? Yes / Yeheskel Hasenfeld. No / Alfreda P. Iglehart. 14. Will the Quality of Work Life in Public Human Service Organizations Be Significantly Improved by Using Quality Management Techniques? Yes / Kenneth L. Robey and Steven E. Ramsland. No / Burton J. Cohen --
IV. The Dilemmas Confronting Human Services Administrators. 15. Would It Be a Disaster if Most Human Service Organizations Were Administered by Managers Who Were Not Educated as Social Workers? Yes / Jerome L. Blakemore. No / Deborah L. Padgett and William E. Berg. 16. Should Social Work Administrators Function as Managers as Well as Client-Oriented Social Workers? Yes / Eli Teram. No / Judith A. Peterson and Jaye R. Nichols. 17. Should Marketing Techniques Replace Traditional Planning and Coordinating Methods in the Design and Development of Programs? Yes / Armand Lauffer. No / E. Allen Brawley. 18. Can Administrative Controls and Pressure for Efficiency and Effectiveness Be Balanced with the Staff's Demand for Decentralization and Participation? Yes / Jean Kantambu Latting. No / Burton Gummer. 19. Is State Licensing an Obstacle to Social Work Students' Selection of Macro Practice as a Specialization? Yes / Barbara A. Pine and Lynn M. Healy. No / Leila Whiting.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Austin, Jane Issacs Lowe.

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