Evaluating Social Programs and Problems
Visions for the New Millennium (Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology)
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 248 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 12 September 2002|
The most important work of evaluators in the 21st Century will be to evaluate social programs designed to prevent and ameliorate social problems that threaten the well-being of children, adolescents, substantial portions of the world's adult populations, and the elderly. This work will inevitably be carried out in a wide range of settings, including schools, communities, and non-profit and for-profit organizations of many shapes and sizes. Drawing upon the knowledge and experience of some of the most well-traveled and well-known evaluators in the world today, the volume incorporates cutting-edge perspectives on: evaluation as a transdiscipline; results-oriented management; empowerment, fourth generation, inclusive, and theory-driven evaluation; cultural competency in evaluation; and frameworks for integrating diverse visions for evaluation. As such, the book will be of value to practicing evaluators, evaluators-in-training, scholars, teachers of evaluation and research methods, and other professionals interested in how to improve social problem-solving efforts in the new millennium.
Table of Contents
Contents: S.I. Donaldson, M. Scriven, Preface. Part I: Introduction. S.I. Donaldson, M. Scriven, Diverse Visions for Evaluation in the New Millennium: Should We Integrate or Embrace Diversity? Part II: Visions for Evaluating Social Programs and Problems. M. Scriven, Evaluation in the New Millennium: The Transdisciplinary Vision. J.S. Wholey, Improving Performance and Accountability: Responding to Emerging Management Challenges. D. Fetterman, Empowerment Evaluation Strikes a Responsive Cord. Y.S. Lincoln, Fourth Generation Evaluation in the New Millennium. D.M. Mertens, The Inclusive View of Evaluation: Visions for the New Millennium. S.I. Donaldson, Theory-Driven Program Evaluation in the New Millennium. Part III: Reactions & Alternative Visions. W.D. Crano, Theory-Driven Evaluation and Construct Validity. E.P. Thomas, Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: A Discussant's View. B.L. Guzman, Examining the Role of Cultural Competency in Program Evaluation: Visions for New Millennium Evaluators. M.M. Mark, Toward an Integrative View of the Theory and Practice of Program and Policy Evaluation.
|Publisher: ||Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc|
|Dimensions: ||22.91 x 15.34 x 1.52 centimeters (0.37 kg)|