Evaluation as a Democratic Process: Promoting Inclusion, Dialogue, and Deliberation: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 85

EV (Evaluation)

Anno: 2005
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 112 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 228 x 156 mm
Peso: 156 gr.
  • EAN: 9780787953713
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This book presents inclusive approaches to evaluation emphasizing participation and collaboration that can enhance the efficiency of data collection, improve learning, and strengthen commitment to act on results and also reflect the highest aspirations and ideals of a democratic society. The contributors to this volume use case studies to discover the lessons learned so far from successful and unsuccessful attempts to democratize evaluation.They offer ten questions to guide evaluation planning from a deliberative, democratic viewpoint, and look at a failed attempt at inclusive evaluation to analyze how deliberative intentions can be distorted. Focusing on participation, they discuss how best to use different types of dialog to make evaluation more participatory, examine an evaluation program in a psychiatric institution to explore the challenge of employing participatory, democratic approaches in an anti-democratic environment, and more. This is the 85th issue of the quarterly journal "New Directions for Evaluation".