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Evaluation as a Democratic Process: Promoting Inclusion, Dialogue, and Deliberation: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 85

Evaluation as a Democratic Process: Promoting Inclusion, Dialogue, and Deliberation: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 85

Katherine E. Ryan (Editor), Lizanne DeStefano (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-95371-3 April 2000 Jossey-Bass 111 Pages

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Inclusive approaches to evaluation emphasizing participation andcollaboration can enhance the efficiency of data collection,improvelearning, and strengthen commitment to act on results andalso reflect the highest aspirations and ideals of a democraticsociety. The contributors to this volume use case studies todiscover the lessons learned so far from successful andunsuccessful attempts to democratize evaluation. They offer tenquestions to guide evaluation planning from a deliberative,democratic viewpoint, and look at a failed attempt at inclusiveevaluation to analyze how deliberative intentions can be distorted.Focusing on participation, they discuss how best to use differenttypes of dialogue to make evaluation more participatory, examine anevaluation program in a psychiatric institution to explore thechallenge of employing participatory, democratic approaches in ananti-democratic environment, and more.

This is the 85th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions forEvaluation.
Deliberative Democratic Evaluation (E. House & K. Howe).

Challenges in Practicing Deliberative Democratic Evaluation (J.Greene).

Dialogue and Reflection in a Collaborative Evaluation: Stakeholderand Evaluator Voices (R. Torres, et al.).

Democratizing Evaluation: Meanings and Methods from Practice (K.Ryan & T. Johnson).

Surfacing the Realpolitik: Democratic Evaluation in anAntidemocratic Climate (C. MacNeil).

Distangling Dialogue: Issues from Practices (K. Ryan & L.DeStefano).

Commentary on Deliberative Democratic Evaluation (S. Hood).

Deliberation, Evaluation, and Democracy (S. Mathison).

Benefits and Limitations of Deliberation (G. Henry).

A Modest Commitment to the Promotion of Democracy (R. Stake).