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Comparative Approaches to Program Planning

ISBN-10: 0470126418
ISBN-13: 9780470126417
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $71.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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 organizations, comparing prescriptive and emergent approaches to planning. Coveringboth the philosophical and intellectual understanding of rational and interpretive program planning, the authors present two very different approaches to the planning process.

Differences Between Lines And Circles
Lines and Circles as Planning Metaphors
A Brief History of Lines & Circles
Science and Reason
Positivism vs
Interpretivism
Rational and Nonrational Thought
Rational & Nonrational Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
Planning Theory (Both Lines and Circles)
Examples of Planning Approaches
The "Surety" of the Line and the "Tentativeness" of the Circle
A Conceptual Framework
Summary
Discussion Questions
Programs -- Containers For Idea Implementation
Programs and Projects
Services and Interventions
Programs and Projects
Services and Interventions
Programs in Organizational Context
Program Planning
Mandates & Initiatives
Planning Different Types of Programs
Summary
Discussion Questions
Rational Planning And Prescriptive Approaches
Case: The Mayor and the Street Educators
Introduction
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
Summary
Discussion Questions
Interpretive Planning And Emergent Approaches
Case: The Invisible People and the Area Agency on Aging
Introduction
History of Interpretive Planning and Emergent Approaches
Dimensions of Interpretive Planning and Emergent Approaches
The Logic of Emergence
Engagement
Discovery
Sensemaking
Unfolding
Accountability in an Emergent Approach
Accountability Challenge
Accountability Options
Interpretive Planning
Mind Sets
Skills
Strengths and Challenges of Interpretive Planning
Summary
Discussion Questions
Knowing When To Use What Planning Approach
An Example: 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 Mindsets and Skills
Decision Issues for Approach Selection
Summary
Discussion Questions
Appendix
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 Rationalism
Responding to Accountability Demands
Cultural Competence and Program Planning
Planning with Sensitivity to Difference
Differences within the Mainstream.&
Within-Group Differences
Planning with Sensitivity to Inclusion
Planning with Sensitivity to Context
Planning Across Multiple Organizational Settings
Issues when Practicing Internationally
Conclusion
Exercises
Glossary
References
Index

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