Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for…

Hardcover | October 11, 2007

EditorRobert J. Chaskin, Jona M. Rosenfeld

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Across the social welfare and human services fields, interest is growing in how to apply research to influence policy and practice; simultaneously, with globalization's advance, it is clearer than ever that an international perspective is vital in understanding how social, political, andinstitutional contexts affect research and dissemination practices. This volume, with contributions from an array of eminent researchers and practitioners, provides valuable insight into effective research practice and the factors involved in putting research findings to use. Leading with experience - narratives of six child welfare case studies from the UK, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, and the US - the book frames those cases in the context of relevant literatures to build up a cross-case analysis that distills lessons, throws enduring questions into relief, and laysa foundation for informing future practice. It mines the cross-national experience to develop perspective for a better understanding of the importance of different policy and cultural environments, while nonetheless emphasizing issues that are applicable across borders. The ground prepared by thecase studies allows the volume to tease out themes and lessons, placing the empirical findings against relevant theoretical frameworks and developing guidelines for improving research practice in this arena. Researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and advocates concerned with promoting effective policy and practice will find this book a vital aid in understanding how to apply knowledge to the real world and bring about in ways that can inform and contribute to social change.

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Across the social welfare and human services fields, interest is growing in how to apply research to influence policy and practice; simultaneously, with globalization's advance, it is clearer than ever that an international perspective is vital in understanding how social, political, andinstitutional contexts affect research and dissem...

Robert Chaskin is Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago and Chapin Hall Center for Children. Jona Rosenfeld is Gordon Brown Professor (Emeritus), Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Senior Advisor/Head of Unit of Learning from Success, Myers-JD...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 6.3 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195314085

ISBN - 13:9780195314083

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Table of Contents

1. Mapping the Terrain2. Researching Family Support and Children's Services Planning in Northern Ireland3. From Fieldwork to Facts to Firearms Control: Research and Advocacy Towards Stricter Firearms Control Legislation in South Africa4. The Development and Use of Data for Child Welfare System Reform5. The Relationship between Research and Practice in Implementing the RAF Method for Quality Assurance in Residential Settings for Children in Israel6. Research-Based Practice Tools to Improve Child Welfare Services in England: Using the Going Home? Practice Tool to Support the Effective Reunification of Families7. Some Lessons Learned?: A Case Study of Research Dissemination to Young People in Care8. Research, Dissemination, and Impact: Issues, Lessons, and Future Directions9. Charting a Course for Fuller Engagement: Toward a Framework for Action