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Wandersman, Abraham

Overview
Works: 54 works in 208 publications in 4 languages and 6,045 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Instructional and educational works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HV91, 361.80973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Abraham Wandersman
Empowerment evaluation : knowledge and tools for self-assessment & accountability by David M Fetterman( )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This outstanding group of evaluators from academia, government, nonprofits, and foundations explores empowerment evaluation, a method for using evaluation concepts, techniques, and findings to foster improvement and self-determination. Empowerment Evaluation begins with an in-depth examination of this type of evaluation as it has been adopted in academic and foundation settings. The book then focuses on the various contexts in which empowerment evaluation is conducted, ranging from resistant environments (in which significant effort is required to move from passive-compliance orientations) to responsive environments (that already have a tradition of self-determination and community organizing). Interesting highlights concerning the role empowerment evaluation has played in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' substance abuse prevention programs are detailed throughout the book. The contributors also provide down-to-earth tools and technical assistance needed to conduct empowerment evaluation. This volume concludes with themes that emerge from the chapters and recommendations concerning next steps. This serves to strengthen the links between empowerment evaluation and community capacity building. This book provides evaluators and program participants with the tools to address the concerns of self-assessment and accountability through the use of empowerment evaluation
Empowerment evaluation principles in practice by David M Fetterman( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What principles should guide an empowerment evaluation? And how can these principles actually be put into practice? One of the primary tasks in an empowerment evaluation (EE) is to increase the capacity of program stakeholders to plan, implement, and evaluate their own programs. This book presents the most current formulation of the 10 principles of EE and provides professionals and students with the tools to put these principles into practice. Through case studies of diverse evaluation projects--including community health foundation initiatives, school district programs, and a $15 million corporate program aimed at bridging the digital divide--the founder and leading proponents of EE clarify key concepts and discuss important lessons learned. Coverage includes how to balance program improvement efforts with accountability requirements; how EE can be used to guide standards-based work; how to use EE in a learning organization; the differences among empowerment, collaborative, and participatory evaluation; and much more
Humanism and behaviorism : dialogue and growth by Abraham Wandersman( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and German and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanism and Behaviorism: Dialogue and Growth explores issues in humanistic and behavioristic approaches to personality change. It seeks to demonstrate the value of a dialogue between humanism and behaviorism in order to clarify controversies between the two approaches; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each approach; and show the potential of syntheses between parts of each approach to develop new and useful integrations. This book is divided into eight sections and begins with an overview of the state of humanism and behaviorism and the controversies that have divided them, along with
Obteniendo resultados 2004 : promoción de responsabilidad a través de métodos y herramientas de planeación, implementación y evaluación by Matthew Chinman( )

5 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse prevention can improve community health, but only when implemented well. Good implementation is difficult given the significant amount of knowledge and skills required, the large number of steps that need to be addressed (e.g., needs assessment, setting of priorities, planning and delivering programs, monitoring, and evaluation), and the wide variety of contexts in which prevention programs need to be implemented. These challenges have resulted in a large gap between the positive outcomes often achieved by prevention science and the lack of these outcomes by prevention practice at the local level. Common mechanisms within the United States to address this gap are available (e.g., Internet and training), but these mechanisms lack outcomes. A new model, emphasizing collaboration between science and practice is needed. Incorporating traditional evaluation, empowerment evaluation, results-based accountability, and continuous quality improvement, this manual's ten-step process enhances practitioners' prevention skills while empowering them to plan, implement, and evaluate their own programs. The manual's text and worksheets address needs and resources assessment; goals and objectives; choosing programs; ensuring program "fit"; capacity, planning, process, and outcome evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and sustainability. The model presented in the manual is meant to be a best practice process - prescriptive, yet flexible enough to facilitate any prevention program
Getting To Outcomes(TM) 2004 : Promoting Accountability Through Methods and Tools for Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation by Matthew Chinman( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating traditional evaluation, empowerment evaluation, results-based accountability, and continuous quality improvement, this manual's ten-step process enhances practitioners' substance abuse prevention skills while empowering them to plan, implement, and evaluate their own programs. The manual's text and worksheets address needs and resources assessment; goals and objectives; choosing programs; ensuring program "fit"; capacity, planning, process, and outcome evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and sustainability
Neighborhood and community environments by Irwin Altman( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ninth volume in the series deals with a fascinating and complex topic in the environment and behavior field. Neighborhoods and com­ munities are in various stages of formation and transition in almost every society, nation, and culture. A variety of political, economic, and social factors have resulted in the formation of new communities and the transformation of older communities. Thus we see nomadic people set­ tling into stable communities, new towns sprouting up around the world, continuing suburban sprawl, simultaneous deterioration, re­ newal and gentrification of urban areas, demographic changes in com­ munities, and so on. As in previous volumes, the range of content, theory, and methods represented in the various chapters is intended to be broadly based, with perspectives rooted in several disciplines-anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, urban studies. Although many other disciplines also play an important role in the study and understanding of neigh­ borhoods and community environments, we hope that the contributions to this volume will at least present readers with a broad sampling-if not a comprehensive treatment-of the topic
Prevention plus III : assessing alcohol and other drug prevention programs at the school and community level : a four-step guide to useful program assessment by Jean Ann Linney( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community psychology : linking individuals and communities by James H Dalton( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2021 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the authors present additional personal and community narratives and extended examples to enliven their writing. They have also expanded their coverage of social policy research and advocacy, interdisciplinary perspectives on communities (e.g. the concept of social capital), and interventions to enhance neighborhood and community life. They portray community psychology as now more international, more attentive to human diversity, and more attuned to the nuances of social and cultural contexts than ever before. They provide narratives illustrating how ordinary citizens working together have transformed their communities and engaged in social change
Prevention plus III : assessing alcohol and other drug prevention programs at the school and community level : a four-step guide to useful program assessment by Jean Ann Linney( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the individual : environmental approaches and prevention by Robert Hess( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a stimulating volume on the psychological damage caused by our exposures to ills in the environment. Topics include case studies from environmental catastrophes (Love Canal, Three Mile Island) and research on how groups respond to and cope with environmental stresses. This timely book is aimed at environmental policymakers, public health personnel, agency staff, and mental health personnel--all professionals concerned with the impact of the environment on our physical and psychological health
Getting to outcomes 2004 : promoting accountability through methods and tools for planning, implementation and evaluation by Matthew Chinman( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual provides a ten step process that enhances local drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention practitioners' skills, while empowering them to plan, implement, and evaluate their own high-quality programs. Local prevention practitioners face a science-practice gap. Prevention science indicates that very positive outcomes can be achieved by good programs, but the requirements for implementing high-quality programs are sometimes difficult for local workers to meet. The significant knowledge and skills required, the large number of steps that need to be addressed (e.g. : needs assessment, priority setting, program planning & delivery, monitoring and evaluaton), and the wide variety of contexts in which prevention programs need to be implemented can present barriers. The manual was designed to help any agency, school or community coalition interested in improving the quality of their programs
Preventing underage drinking : using getting to outcomes with the SAMHSA strategic prevention framework to achieve results( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underage drinking is a significant problem in the United States: Alcohol is the primary contributor to the leading causes of death among adolescents. As a result, communitywide strategies to prevent underage drinking are more important than ever. Such strategies depend on the involvement and education of adolescents, parents, law enforcement officials, merchants, and other stakeholders. This guide is designed to take communities through the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to prevent underage drinking and youth access to alcohol. The guide is structured according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Strategic Prevention Framework, a five-step prevention approach. Within the five steps, the guide adopts the Getting To Outcomes model of empowerment evaluation, results-based accountability, and continuous quality improvement. The result is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for developing, implementing, and evaluating a high-quality communitywide plan to prevent underage drinking and its related consequences. Recommendations include the development of educational strategies for parents, adolescents, and alcohol merchants; attracting the involvement of civic leaders; working to reform legislation governing underage access to alcohol; and training law enforcement officials to be vigilant but safe in their efforts to police underage drinking in the community
Optimizing environments : research, practice, and policy : proceedings of the eleventh Annual Conference of the Environmental Designs Research Association by Environmental Design Research Association( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community psychology : linking individuals and communities by Bret Kloos( Book )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourth edition of this acclaimed textbook provides an in-depth and engaging overview of community psychology, including its theoretical underpinnings and methods for conducting research and promoting change within communities. This book aims to get students, including nonpsychology majors, excited about the field and being agents of social change. New to this edition are an increased focus on values, particularly those related to social justice, empowering minority communities, and solving complex societal problems-like poverty, oppression, and climate change-across multiple ecological levels. New research and case examples present important developments in the field and society at large, accompanied by extensive discussion questions that will encourage self-reflection and help students apply key concepts to their own lives. A new marginal glossary also highlights important concepts."--Page 4 de la couverture
Edra 11 : optimizing environments : research, practice, and policy( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevention plus III : assessing alcohol and other drug prevention programs at the school and community level by Jean Ann Linney( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This workbook, the third in a series of "Prevention Plus" publications, provides a step-by-step approach to assessing alcohol and other drug prevention programs at the school and community level. Program assessment is presented according to a four-step model: (1) goal and desired outcome identification; (2) process assessment; (3) outcome assessment; and (4) impact assessment. The workbook contains several major sections. The first two sections describe the logic of program assessment, the basic four-step approach to assessment, and the benefits and some of the costs and fears of program assessment and evaluation. The section on prevention describes basic concepts of prevention and discusses problems and recommendations in prevention programming and special considerations in evaluating prevention programs. The section on program assessment plans describes the plan for collecting information about program effectiveness and the degree of confidence with which the information can be interpreted. Pre-program assessment, post-program assessment, and other aspects of program assessment design are discussed. The next two sections on using this workbook provide: (1) an overview of the four-step worksheets and steps in preparing a report; and (2) two examples of program assessment using the worksheet modules. The next, and by far the longest, section is devoted to specific worksheets to be used in evaluating any of 50 types of activities that are commonly used in alcohol and other drug prevention programs. Examples are provided and directions are given for getting started on program assessment. The last section concerns assessment measures; it includes questionnaires and survey instruments that can be used to measure the program outcomes and the impact the reader hopes to achieve from local prevention programs. A list of clearinghouses, specialized information centers of national organizations, and Department of Education Regional Training Centers is included. (LLL)
RAND electronically distributed documents( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging the gap between research and practice in community-based substance abuse prevention( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puroguramu o seiko ni michibiku GTO no 10 suteppu : Keikaku jisshi hyoka no tame no hoho to tsuru( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting to outcomes : improving community-based substance-use prevention( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research brief summarizes research to create Getting To Outcomes (GTO), a science-based model and support tools to help local groups develop or improve substance-use-prevention programs
 
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Wandersman, A.

Wandersman, Abraham‏

원더스맨, A

원더스맨, 아브라함

ウォンダースマン, エイブラハム

ワンダーズマン, A

ワンダースマン, アブラハム

ワンダーズマン, エイブラハム

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