ERIC Number: ED091597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
WIN II: Making a Difference. Report of a Conference.
Bernard, Sidney; And Others
The conference report examined the implications of research findings on the earlier WIN Program for WIN 2, providing opportunity for operational level personnel, administrators, and officials to engage in dialogue about the problems of starting a new program, one intended to make a difference for a significant number of welfare recipients. The first section of the report describes why the conference was needed, the process of preconference planning, the structure and process of the conference itself, and how the conference had both successes and failures. The second section focuses on selected operational issues identified by conference participants: the top-down nature of administrative communication; the misuse of paperwork; the frequent lack of flexibility; problems in research development, dissemination, and utilization; interagency relationships; staff training and supervision; job development; client selection and processing; and measurement criteria. The final section outlines the need for a new approach to research, suggesting: approaches to peer level information exchanges; a two-way communications process, up and down the line; and need for increasing local initiative and innovation. Future directions for staff development and training are recommended. (Author/SC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Social Work.