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Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation / Edition 1

Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation / Edition 1

by David Fetterman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803956698
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

David M. Fetterman is President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He has 25 years of experience at Stanford University , serving as a senior administrator, School of Education faculty member, and School of Medicine Director of Evaluation. David is the Director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center and concurrently a Professor at San Jose State University, the University of Charleston, and the University of Arkansas. He was a Professor and Research Director at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, and a Senior Associate at RMC Research Corporation. David is a past-president of the American Evaluation Association. He received both the Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice. David also received the American Educational Research Association Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award. David is the founder of empowerment evaluation. He has published 14 books including: Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages: Hewlett-Packard’s $15 Million Race Toward Social Justice, Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice (with Wandersman), Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation, and Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment and Accountability (with Kaftarian and Wandersman).

Table of Contents

Introducing Empowerment Evaluation as Part of the Intellectual Landscape of Evaluation
Background and Theory
Exploring the Background and Theory of Empowerment Evaluation with Relevant Examples and Tools
Three Steps
Presenting the Three Steps of Empowerment Evaluation and Related Facets
Four Case Examples
Highlighting the Steps of Empowerment Evaluation with Four Case Examples
A High Stakes Case Example
Documenting the Utility, Credibility, and Rigor of Empowerment Evaluation in a High-Stakes Arena-Accreditation
The Standards
Applying the Standards to Empowerment Evaluation
Discussing Caveats and Concerns About Empowerment Evaluation
A Dialogue
Distinguishing Empowerment Evaluation From Other Approaches
The World Wide Web
Using the Internet as a Tool to Disseminate Empowerment Evaluation Worldwide
Concluding by Speaking One's Truth About the Strengths, Limitations, and Conditions of Empowerment Evaluation

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