Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: Visions for the New Millennium / Edition 1

Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: Visions for the New Millennium / Edition 1

by Stewart I. Donaldson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805841857

ISBN-13: 9780805841855

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Specialists from around the world shared their vision on the future of evaluating social programs and solving social problems at the symposium in February 2001 in southern California. After an introduction surveying the diversity of opinions, ten contributions consider such topics as the transdisciplinary vision, empowerment evaluation, and cultural competency.

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Specialists from around the world shared their vision on the future of evaluating social programs and solving social problems at the symposium in February 2001 in southern California. After an introduction surveying the diversity of opinions, ten contributions consider such topics as the transdisciplinary vision, empowerment evaluation, and cultural competency. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805841855
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IIntroduction
Chapter 1Diverse Visions for Evaluation in the New Millennium: Should We Integrate or Embrace Diversity?3
Part IIVisions for Evaluating Social Programs and Problems
Chapter 2Evaluation in the New Millennium: The Transdisciplinary Vision19
Chapter 3Improving Performance and Accountability: Responding to Emerging Management Challenges43
Chapter 4Empowerment Evaluation Strikes a Responsive Cord63
Chapter 5Fourth Generation Evaluation in the New Millennium77
Chapter 6The Inclusive View of Evaluation: Visions for the New Millennium91
Chapter 7Theory-Driven Program Evaluation in the New Millennium109
Part IIIReactions & Alternative Visions
Chapter 8Theory-Driven Evaluation and Construct Validity145
Chapter 9Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: A Discussant's View159
Chapter 10Examining the Role of Cultural Competency in Program Evaluation: Visions for New Millennium Evaluators167
Chapter 11Toward a Integrative View of the Theory and Practice of Program and Policy Evaluation183
About the Contributors205
Author Index211
Subject Index215

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