Educational Evaluation: Ethnography in Theory, Practice, and Politics

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In this collection of studies, leading researchers in the field of ethnographic evaluation identify the failures of educational programmes and offer policy and pragmatic recommendations for change. The contributors look at international, US, and local evaluations of educational innovations in high schools, youth employment and training programmes, day-care centres and hospitals, and illustrate recent developments in ethnographic educational evaluation.

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Overview

In this collection of studies, leading researchers in the field of ethnographic evaluation identify the failures of educational programmes and offer policy and pragmatic recommendations for change. The contributors look at international, US, and local evaluations of educational innovations in high schools, youth employment and training programmes, day-care centres and hospitals, and illustrate recent developments in ethnographic educational evaluation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780803925717
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/1986
  • Pages: 232

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Dr. David M. Fetterman is President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He is concurrently the Director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center and a Professor of Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. David works in the fields of educational evaluation, health care, policy analysis, and educational technology. He also specializes in ethnography and mixed methods. Stanford University Experience He has 25 years experience at Stanford University. He was the Director of Evaluation and the head of the Division of Evaluation in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. Previous to this position, he was the Director of Evaluation, Career Development, and Alumni Relations and a Consulting Professor of Education in the School of Education at Stanford University. For a decade he was the Director of the MA Policy Analysis and Evaluation Program in the School of Education. Previous to that position he served senior administration at Stanford University.

He is the author of a number of books including Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages (Stanford, 2012), Ethnography: Step-by-Step (SAGE, 2009), Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation (SAGE, 2000), and co-editor with Abraham Wandesman of Empowerment Evaluation: Principles in Practice (Guilford, 2004) and with Shakeh Kaftarian and Abraham Wandesman of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment & Accountability (SAGE, 1996).

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONTEXTUAL FRAMEWORK
Beyond the Status Quo in Ethnographic Educational Evaluation - David M Fetterman
The Ethnographic Evaluator - David M Fetterman
PART TWO: THEORY
Theory in Educational Evaluation, Or What is Wrong with Generic-Brand Anthropology? - Elaine L Simon
The Use of Explicit Anthropological Theory in Educational Evaluation - Mary A Pitman and Marion L Dobbert
A Case Study
Attrition in Zairian Secondary Schools - John D Studstill
Ethnographic Evaluation and Sociocultural Systems
PART THREE: PRACTICE
Combining Ethnographic and Experimental Methods in Educational Research - Joseph A Maxwell, Philip G Bashook and Leslie J Sandlow
A Case Study
Qualitative Methodology in the Evaluation of Early Childhood Bilingual Curriculum Models - Ray A Chesterfield
PART FOUR: POLITICS
Use of Ethnographic Techniques for Evaluation in a Large School District - Barbara G Ferrell and Donald W Compton
The Vanguard Case
'Posin' to be Chosen' - Richard A Marotto
An Ethnographic Study of In-School Truancy
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION
The Evolution of A Discipline - David M Fetterman

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