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Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability

Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability (Paperback)

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In this Second Edition, an outstanding group of evaluators from academia, government, nonprofits, and foundations take stock of how empowerment evaluation has been used in practice. The book begins with an examination of the theories and concepts of the approach, and includes 10 empowerment evaluation principles. The second section provides a number of models and tools to help put empowerment evaluation into practice. Finally, illustrative case examples are included from a number of different projects in areas such as education and health.

Reference & ResearchResearch & information: generalResearch methods: general Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc Publication Date: 23/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781452299532  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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). Shakeh Kaftarian is President and CEO of Kaftarian & Associates, a consulting firm offering empowerment evaluation services to national and international organizations. Her interests include community coalition building, substance abuse prevention programming, and women's health research. She has held positions as a research and evaluation scientist at the National Institutes of Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration; and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has served as Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is the co-editor of the first edition of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment and Accountability (SAGE, 1996), and has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and Federal evaluation research reports. She has also served as guest editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention; Prevention Science; Evaluation and Program Planning; and Journal of Community Psychology. Abraham Wandersman is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Dr. Wandersman performs research and program evaluation on citizen participation in community organizations and coalitions and on interagency collaboration. He is a co-editor of three books on empowerment evaluation, and a co-author of several Getting To Outcomes accountability books (how-to manuals for planning, implementation, and evaluation to achieve results). Abraham collaborated with CDC to develop the Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation-the subject of two special issues of a peer-reviewed journal (2008, 2012). In 1998, he received the Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice from the American Evaluation Association. In 2000, he was elected President of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA). In 2005, he was awarded the Distinguished Theory and Research Contributions Award by SCRA. In 2008, Getting To Outcomes won the American Evaluation Association's Outstanding Publication Award. In 2013, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Injury Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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