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Youth Participatory Evaluation: Strategies for Engaging Young People

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8392-5
208 pages
November 2007, ©2008, Jossey-Bass
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Youth Participatory Evaluation: Strategies for Engaging Young People is a groundbreaking book that provides step-by-step, playful, and accessible activities that have proven effective and can be used by evaluators, educators, youth workers, researchers, funders, and children’s and human rights advocates in their efforts to more effectively engage young people.
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The Author.

Foreword by Naomi Ortiz.

Part One – Foundations of Youth Participatory Evaluation.

Chapter One: An Introduction to Youth Participatory Evaluation.

Chapter Two: The Benefits of Youth Participatory Evaluation.

Part Two – Designing and Conducting Youth Participatory Evaluation Projects.

Chapter Three: Starting Your Own YPE Project.

Chapter Four: Developing the Ensemble YPE Team. 

Chapter Five: Developing a YPE Plan.

Chapter Six: Training Young People as Interviewers.

Chapter Seven: Training Young People as Focus Group Facilitators.

Chapter Eight: Working with Young People to Develop Surveys.

Chapter Nine: Using Performance as a Data Collection Strategy.

Chapter Ten: Using Journaling in Evaluation.

Chapter Eleven: Approaching Data Analysis and Report Writing Creatively.

Chapter Twelve: Encouragements.

Appendix A: Tips for the Interviewer.

Tips for the Note Taker.

Appendix B: Tips for Conducting Focus Groups.

Tips for the Facilitator.

Tips for the Note Taker.

Appendix C: How to Determine the Appropriate Sample Size.



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Kim Sabo Flores is the founder and principal of Kim Sabo Flores Consulting. She generates collaborative projects that educate not only program staff but also their funders about ways that participatory evaluation can help to build organizational capacity.
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* A "how to" guide to participatory research and evaluation, for those learning how to do Youth Participatory Evaluation.

* Backed by substantial theory and experience, it provides a fundamental component of professional preparation and leading edge practice.

* Students will learn to lead a youth contingent to perform rigorous research and evaluation that will stand up to peer review and critique.

* Combines participatory evaluation and participatory (action) research for educators, the only book to do so.

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"… serves as a good resource for practitioners looking to engage youth in both evaluation and research." (Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, March 2008)
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