This volume is devoted to the theme of social responsibility, social justice, and evaluation. It examines the evaluation–social justice interface and:
- shares a variety of options and examples from different settings,
- gives voice to populations whose voices are rarely heard, and
- contributes to fulfilling the potential of the significant role evaluation can have in promoting social change.
This is the 146th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
About the Author
Barbara Rosenstein is a founding member and current chairperson of the Israeli Association for Program Evaluation. She was on the first board of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), has taught evaluation theory and ethics, and currently conducts evaluations of social enterprise and social change programs.
Helena Desivilya Syna is a social/organizational psychologist and the current chair of the MA program in organizational development and consulting at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College. Her areas of expertise, research, and publications revolve around social relations and social issues, especially management of social conflict, building partnerships, and intergroup collaborations.
Table of Contents
From the Editor-In-Chief Paul R. Brandon 1
Editors' Notes Barbara Rosenstein Helena Destivilya Syna 3
1 A Different Light on Normalization: Critical Theory and Responsive Evaluation Studying Social Justice in Participation Practices Susan Woelders Tineke Abma 9
2 A Purpose-Driven Action: The Ethical Aspect and Social Responsibility of Evaluation Miri Levin-Rozalis 19
3 Social Space and Field as Constructs for Evaluating Social Inclusion Noam Lapidot-Lefler Victor J. Friedman Daniella Arieli Noha Haj Israel Sykes Nasreen Kais 33
4 Social Justice in Action: The Contribution of Evaluation to Employment Integration of a Vulnerable Population-The Case of College Graduates With Learning Disabilities Helena Desivilya Syna Amit Rottman Michal Raz 45
5 Integrating Human Rights in Program Evaluation: Lessons From Law and Health Programs in Kenya Sofia Gruskin Emily Waller Kelly Safreed-Harmon Tamar Ezer Jonathan Cohen Anne Gathumbi Patricia Kameri-Mbote 57
6 Promoting Social Justice Through a New Teacher Training Program for the Bedouin Population in the Negev: An Evaluation Case Study Judith Zamir Saleem Abu Jaber 71
7 The Role of Evaluation in Affirmative Action-Type Programs Khawla Zoabi Yaser Awad 83
8 Evaluation in the Branco Weiss Institute: From Social Vision to Educational Practice Ruthie Lustig Shira Ben Baruch-Koskas Tova Makhani-Belkin Tami Hirsch 95
9 Evaluation Under Occupation: The Role of Evaluators in Protecting and Promoting Social Justice and Equality in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts (The Case of the Occupied Palestinian Territory) Khalil Bitar 107
10 Evaluation of a Joint Israeli-Palestinian Project Shoshana Steinberg Judith Zamir 119