An effective way to learn how to evaluate social programs or policies is to focus on a social problem of interest to you and then proceed as Chambers and Bonk do, by engaging in the following:
Additionally, Chambers and Bonk (2013) suggest that you must understand the historical and judicial contexts of the problem (p. 185). Once these elements are clarified, you can identify a specific program or policy designed to address the identified social problem.
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following competencies and behaviors:
Just as Chambers and Bonk (2013) have done in the final chapter of their text, you, as a social program and policy learner, can apply the evaluation criteria discussed in the course to a social program or policy of your choice. In this assessment, you will apply the following elements to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the program selected:
It is also important to assess the quality and quantity of the interactions between these elements as well as those between this program or policy and others (Chambers & Bonk, 2013, p. 185).
For this assignment, complete the following:
Chambers, D. E., & Bonk, J. F. (2013). Social policy and social programs: A method for the practical public policy analyst (6th ed.). Pearson.