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Computers in Human Services

1991 Volume 8, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Computers for Social Change: Introduction

    John Downing

    Provides an overview of this theme issue, "Computers for Social Change and Community Organizing." Issues of concern to community organizers, human services professionals, and political activists... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. Democratic Questions for the Computer Age

    Michael F. McCullough

    Discusses potential applications of computer technology to enhance participatory democracy and considers the effects of advances in computer technology, including increased power and decreased... More

    pp. 9-18

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  3. Women, Computers, and Social Change

    Beva Eastman

    Discusses women's use of computers and considers how the principles of feminism affect computerization. Highlights include the computerization process; gender differences in learning; models for... More

    pp. 41-53

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  4. Microcomputers in Political Campaigns--Lessons from the Jackson Campaign in New York

    Bruce Bernstein

    Discussion of the use of microcomputers in political campaigns focuses on the Jesse Jackson presidential primary campaign in New York State in 1988. User needs analysis is described, guidelines for... More

    pp. 55-66

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  5. Marketing Social Service Programs Using Political Campaign Technology

    Peter Bynum

    Discusses how human services agencies can use strategies and information technologies similar to those used in political campaigns to identify needs and attitudes for social services campaigns.... More

    pp. 67-72

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  6. Using Computers in Community Educational Programs

    Seth Chaiklin

    Discusses the use of computers in educational programs for school-age children in out-of-school settings. Principles for organizing educational activities in which computers are used as tools are... More

    pp. 73-87

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  7. Warm Hearts/Cold Type: Desktop Publishing Arrives

    Felix Kramer

    Describes desktop publishing (DTP) that may be suitable for community, activist, and nonprofit groups and discusses how it is changing written communication. Topics discussed include costs; laser... More

    pp. 119-27

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