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From the Publisher"Structurally, Spaulding's text is a smashing success. Thepresentation and organization of the content, which is a basicintroduction to the foundations of program evaluation and thestand-alone case studies, provide optimum opportunities to supportauthentic learning about a diverse set of topics central to thepractice of program evaluation. Spaulding developed "frameworks" toguide each case study. Consistent across cases, the frameworkincludes information about the evaluator, the program, theevaluation plan, the summary of evaluation activities and findings,and the final thoughts. This technique provides both instructorsand students the necessary scaffolding to build on students' priorknowledge to develop a fund of knowledge specific to the practiceof program evaluation.
"As a junior faculty member responsible for teaching evaluationcourses, I would have no way of personally accumulating the numberand diversity of program evaluation examples to be used in mycourse of the caliber contained in this text. Moreover, as programevaluation courses increasingly become core curricula in diversegraduate programs around the world this is no trivial contributionmade by Spaulding." – American Journal of Evaluation,September 2009