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Metaphors of Change in the Language of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley

Megan Perigoe Stitt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184423
eISBN:
9780191674242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184423.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

From the beginning of the 19th century, the emerging study of language shared with geology certain metaphors — co-existing but mutually incompatible — to describe theories of change. The Tower of ... More


Strategic Change: Intelligent Adaptation

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes the challenge of strategic change, whether internally or externally driven. In particular, a meta-framework that identifies three specific types of knowledge necessary for ... More


What Is Case Management?

Mary E. Evans and Mary I. Armstrong

in Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195134575
eISBN:
9780199864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the definitions of case management. It then discusses the core functions of case management, the process of case management, its history and ... More


Logic Models: Theories of Change, Leverage, and Scale

Peter Frumkin (ed.)

in Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226266268
eISBN:
9780226266282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266282.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the role of the theories of change, leverage, and scale in helping donors improve philanthropic effectiveness. It explains that there are strong connections linking these ... More


Classroom Settings as Targets of Intervention and Research

Stephanie M. Jones, Joshua L. Brown, and J. Lawrence Aber

in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327892
eISBN:
9780199301478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter focuses on the classroom context as a primary setting for positive youth development. It highlights the theory and evaluations of two programs that aim to promote caring classroom ... More


Theories of Change: Creating and Going Forward

Leslie Hollingsworth and Larry M. Gant

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change: Partnering to Improve Life Outcomes for Youth and Families in Under-Served Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190463311
eISBN:
9780190463342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Abstract: This chapter describes how the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Technical Assistance Center (UMSSW/TAC) developed its theory of change as a partner in the Skillman ... More


Execution: Translating Mission and Strategy into Action

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores the execution of strategy and the role of logic as key elements in the execution of the mission. The mission and the parallel logic of “causal models” or “theories of change” ... More


Evaluating social cohesion

Helen Sullivan

in Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426956
eISBN:
9781447303084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter addresses the evaluation of social cohesion. It first determines some key evaluation challenges posed by the proposed definition of social cohesion. The chapter then situates these ... More


Conclusion: towards a theory of change for social cohesion

Ines Newman and Peter Ratcliffe

in Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426956
eISBN:
9781447303084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter aims to pull together the chapters of this book into a theory of change (ToC) that can provide a new basis for the evaluation of social cohesion. It also highlights the problems with ... More


Culture and Lay Theories of Change

Ning Zhang, Li-Jun Ji, and Tieyuan Guo

in The Psychological and Cultural Foundations of East Asian Cognition: Contradiction, Change, and Holism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199348541
eISBN:
9780190695705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199348541.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Lay theories of change refer to beliefs people hold about how events develop over time and are related to each other. This chapter reviews cultural differences in lay theories of change between East ... More


A Power and Systems Approach to Making Change Happen

Duncan Green

in How Change Happens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785392
eISBN:
9780191833236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter offers a theoretical sketch of the nature and dynamics of change as portrayed so far in this book. This is a methodology of sorts, which this chapter refers to as a ‘power and systems ... More


The Theory of Change

Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan

in The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199366088
eISBN:
9780199366118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199366088.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Before beginning to monitor programs or evaluate their impact, organizations need to ensure that they have a sound theory of change to guide their work. A theory of change is a conceptual map of a ... More


Introduction

Duncan Green

in How Change Happens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785392
eISBN:
9780191833236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter recounts personal experiences as an individual ‘change agent’, which have shaped the making of this book. It laments the fact that many theories of change used by different ... More


Educate! Developing a Theory of Change for “Changemakers”

Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan

in The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199366088
eISBN:
9780199366118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199366088.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A theory of change can build consensus on a program’s vision and guide the development of a right-fit monitoring and evaluation system. This case examines how the Uganda-based youth empowerment NGO ... More


SFBT Techniques and Solution Building

Johnny S. Kim, Michael S. Kelly, and Cynthia Franklin

in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools: A 360-Degree View of the Research and Practice Principles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190607258
eISBN:
9780190607289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607258.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter provides an overview of the SFBT model and highlight the contributions made by SFBT pioneers Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer as well as other school-based SFBT practitioners and ... More


Time Frames for Giving

Peter Frumkin (ed.)

in Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226266268
eISBN:
9780226266282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266282.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the importance of timing or time frames in developing coherent strategic giving. It explains that the timing of giving is inextricably connected to the value proposition, the ... More


Conclusion

Ben Cislaghi

in Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter looks at what can be learnt and done using the model of development analysed in the book. It also examines the theoretical and practical implications of an approach such as Tostan’s for ... More


The Children's Fund: activities and impacts of the partnership strategies

Kate Morris, Marian Barnes, and Paul Mason

in Children, families and social exclusion: New approaches to prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349668
eISBN:
9781447301806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349668.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on the activities that were funded, supported, and developed by the partnerships which focused on four target groups chosen for detailed study by the National Evaluation of the ... More


The Impact of Social Innovation

Alex Nicholls, Nadia von Jacobi, Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, and Georg Mildenberger

in Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198830511
eISBN:
9780191868702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830511.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter addresses key questions in terms of the evaluation of the impact of social innovation processes. After reviewing the existing approaches to capturing impact, the chapter presents a new ... More


Proving the Girl Effect

Kathryn Moeller

in Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520286382
eISBN:
9780520961623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286382.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 5 examines the elaborate yet continually contested processes of attempting to prove the Girl Effect as a theory of social and economic change. It analyzes how the Nike Foundation funds, ... More


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