ERIC Number: ED137422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
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Social Program Implementation.
Williams, Walter, Ed.; Elmore, Richard F., Ed.
This book seeks to stimulate inquiry into the area of implementation in three social policy areas: education programs; community-oriented programs; and transfer-payment*programs. It is intended for government groups and social science researchers, including analysts, who carry out programs, researchers who are engaged in social policy studies, and those who are concerned directly with the study of implementation issues. The typical chapter analyzes in some detail, a specific case of social program implementation and through this analysis of process reveals the complexity of implementation. Some of the programs analyzed include the following: Title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Model Cities Program and the Supplemental Security Income Program. The greatest problem in devising social programs is finding the means for converting the policies into feasible field operations that correspond to the original intentions. Rather than suggesting that monetary or political problems are the major blocks that hinder the development of better social programs, implementation problems are blamed. (AM)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Educational Programs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Policy
Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 ($14.50, cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Quantitative Studies in Social Relations Series