Book Review: Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach

Publication Date01 March 2009
DOI10.1177/1035719X0900900110
AuthorAlexander Wearing
SubjectBook Review
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Title:
Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach

Authors:
Peter M Kettner, Robert M Moroney and Lawrence L Martin

Publisher/year:
Sage, Los Angeles, 2008, third edition

Extent/type:
300 pages, paperback

Price:
A$73/NZ$89 from Footprint Books which offers a 15% discount to AES members, phone +61 2 9997 3973,


email , website

ISBN:
978-1-4129-5195-1
This is the third edition of a
in social service planning and
emphasis on social work, and
widely used and well-regarded
administration, the contribution
second, that the book is written
text, and this new edition reflects
of theory to program planning,
from an American perspective,
the refining fire of this use over
understanding social problems,
making it less suitable for
several editions, combined
needs assessment, theoretical
Australian use. Neither
with the feedback provided by
considerations and approaches
concern is justified. The book
students and their instructors.
to measurement, selecting
is appropriate for anywhere
The authors are scholars of
the appropriate intervention
in the OECD world, and there
repute. Peter Kettner (Professor
strategy, setting goals and
is no particular emphasis on
Emeritus of Social Work at
objectives, designing effective
social work. Although there is
Arizona State University) is the
programs, using management
an emphasis on human services,
author of six books, four of them
...

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