SW330 Social Welfare Policy discussion

Developing Your Own “Policy Analysis / Program Proposal”

The Core Assessment assignment for this class will be a major essay that integrates, analyzes, applies, and critiques a single social welfare policy and/or program. Based on your policy/program analysis, you will then propose either an innovative new or revised policy or program.

FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE POLICY ANALYSIS/PROPOSAL ASSIGNMENT

INTRODUCTION

BODY

Clearly describe the social problem/concern you will be addressing

How is the problem defined?

What are other ways to frame and define the problem?

Provide evidence to support the extent of this problem in the United States.

Compare this social problem to its expression in one other country.

How has the U.S. responded to this problem in the past?

What is the primary piece of legislation that provides federal and

state funding to address this problem?

What is the program that reflects the intent of the policy?

Identify and discuss the goals of this program

How are the services organized and delivered?

How is eligibility determined?

What evidence exists that the Policy/Program has been effective in

achieving the stated social welfare goals?

Based on what you have learned describe your innovative

Policy/Program Proposal to effectively respond to the needs of this population.

Name of your policy / program

Funding Source

How is it organized and delivered?

How will you evaluate your program?

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

Evaluation:Core Assessment Paper: Developing Your Own “Policy Analysis / Program Proposal” – Rubric

Exceeds Expectations

(19-20 pts)

Clearly identifies, understands and articulates the impact of the target issue/problem/concern on society as a whole.

Compares and contrasts cultural issues relative to the target issue.

Extremely well developed, using clear, applicable and detailed examples.

Quotations conform to APA format requirements with fewer than 4 errors.

Body of paper is 10-15 pages with meaningful content. Title and Work Cited pages are additional.

Is double-spaced; has 1-inch margins; has 12-point font

Meets Expectations

(17-18 pts)

Demonstrates an understanding that the target issue/problem/concern may have a broad impact

Demonstrates an understanding that there may be cultural differences relative to topic

Is sufficiently developed using adequate examples

Quotations conform to APA format requirements with no more than 4-6 errors.

Body of paper is 10-15 pages with meaningful content. Title and Work Cited pages are additional.

Is double-spaced; has 1-inch margins; has 12-point font

Below Expectations

(14-16 pts)

Conclusions are only peripherally related to the impact of the target issue/problem/concern

Evidence of only minimal understanding of multicultural issues

Is underdeveloped and contains insufficient examples that are not clear

Body of paper is less than 10 pages or missing title and/or reference pages

APA style is utilized, but there are 7 or more errors

Unacceptable

(0-13 pts)

Fails to successfully address multicultural issues

Lacks development and poor use of examples.

Body of paper is 5 or fewer pages

Failure to use APA style correctly or at all. It contains no or incorrect quotations.

Correct formatting is not used

 

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