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ERIC Number: ED047242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 127
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Community Development at the University of Washington: A Case Study and Critique of Planning, Implementation and Evaluative Techniques 1950-1969, with Recommendations for Future Procedures.
Court, Michael
A detailed study was made of the Bureau of Community Development at the University of Washington and the voluntary groups it worked with to try to understand a major problem for voluntary organizations--implementation of a program. Information was collected through: reading of recent literature on the theory of community development and a detailed case study of the Bureau staff; and a questionnaire sent to three communities. Le Breton's Planning-Implementation Model was used to make a critical analysis of the Bureau's actual programs in the communities. The analysis showed that the main thrust of the Bureau's process was effective. Problem areas included: problems of the current program--implementation and evaluation; organizational problems--budget, professional ambition, and location in the university; and problems of philosophy and objectives--basic philosophy, objectives, defining the community, and best use of resources. A list of recommendations was developed related to leadership, individual responsibility, directiveness, and evaluation. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: M.B.A. Thesis