ERIC Number: ED032492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Planning for Impact: A Guide to Planning Effective Family Program.
Hardy, James M.
A document intended to provide program planning guidelines for Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCAs) desirous of working with families, recommends adherence to eight principles and following of five steps. The principles involve planning before action, fact finding and analysis, clear delineation of operational objectives, planning at all organizational levels, making of choices, involvement of those who must carry out plans, consideration of the skills and limitations of those who must carry out plans, and generation of receptivity of potential participants. The five steps are: (1) information (collection and analysis of community data); (2) direction (selection of dimensions of need and stages of the family life cycle); (3) strategy (selection of strategic goals); (4) tactics (development of operating plans); (5) evaluation (review and analysis of experience). Effective planning is a continuous process and the five steps must be taken as part of a cycle. (An appendix with family planning forms and procedures is included). (nl)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Family Life Education, Guidelines, Information Utilization, Participation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Religious Organizations
National Board of Young Men's Christian Association, Association Press, 291 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10007 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY.