Implementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland; Or, Why It's Amazing that Federal Programs Work at All, This Being a Saga of the Economic Development Administration as Told by Two Sympathetic Observers Who Seek to Build Mora...

Implementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland; Or, Why It's Amazing that Federal Programs Work at All, This Being a Saga of the Economic Development Administration as Told by Two Sympathetic Observers Who Seek to Build Mora...
Author: Jeffrey L. Pressman
Language English
Pages: 304
ISBN10: 0520053311
Genre: Politics
Goodreads Rating: 3.71
ISBN13: 9780520053311
Published: June 5th 1984 by University of California Press

Three substantial new chapters and a new preface in this third edition explore and elaborate the relationship between the evaluation of programs and the study of their implementation. The authors suggest that tendencies to assimilate the two should be resisted.

Evaluation should retain its enlightenment function while the study of implementation should strengthen its focus on learning.