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Critical social theory and evaluation practice, Melissa Freeman, editor

Label
Critical social theory and evaluation practice
Title
Critical social theory and evaluation practice
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Freeman, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As a practice meant to improve society, evaluation is implicated in discussions about which societal and cultural values and principles of justice will prevail and which ones will get subverted or ignored altogether. For the most part, as currently configured, the relationship of evaluators to policy makers has jeopardized evaluation's ability to provide the critical lens needed for feedback on the effects of a society's practices, policies, and structures. Many theorists believe that it is only by examining and critically assessing how knowledge is produced and reproduced in society that we can better reflect on and imagine new, more socially just, social configurations and relations. One such approach, critical theory, is a pedagogical practice that employs a systematic and historical critique of social and cultural formations and practices in a way that fosters citizens' abilities to evaluate and alter them. The intent of this issue is to show the relevance of critical social theory for evaluation practice. Each of the authors in this volume addresses in a different way and from a variety of disciplinary fields what a critical theory lens might offer evaluation practice.--From back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions for evaluation
Series volume
number 127 (fall 2010)
Label
Critical social theory and evaluation practice, Melissa Freeman, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A publication of Jossey-Bass and the American Evaluation Association"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Critical social theory: core tenets, inherent issues / Melissa Freeman, Erika França S. Vasconcelos -- Falling forward: lessons learned from critical reflection on an evaluation process with a prisoner reentry program / Barbara Hooper -- Critical development? using a critical theory lens to examine the current role of evaluation in the youth-development field / Sarah Zeller-Berkman -- Moral knowledge and responsibilities in evaluation implementation: when critical theory and responsive evaluation collide / Melissa Freeman, Judith Preissle, Steven Havick -- Examining outcomes-based educational evaluation through a critical theory lens / Christina Segerholm -- Against the majoritarian story of school reform: the comer schools evaluation as a critical race counternarrative / George W. Noblit, Michelle Jay -- Critical social theory evaluation: slaying the dragon / Linda Mabry
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
103 pages
Isbn
9780470909447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)617637864
Label
Critical social theory and evaluation practice, Melissa Freeman, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A publication of Jossey-Bass and the American Evaluation Association"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Critical social theory: core tenets, inherent issues / Melissa Freeman, Erika França S. Vasconcelos -- Falling forward: lessons learned from critical reflection on an evaluation process with a prisoner reentry program / Barbara Hooper -- Critical development? using a critical theory lens to examine the current role of evaluation in the youth-development field / Sarah Zeller-Berkman -- Moral knowledge and responsibilities in evaluation implementation: when critical theory and responsive evaluation collide / Melissa Freeman, Judith Preissle, Steven Havick -- Examining outcomes-based educational evaluation through a critical theory lens / Christina Segerholm -- Against the majoritarian story of school reform: the comer schools evaluation as a critical race counternarrative / George W. Noblit, Michelle Jay -- Critical social theory evaluation: slaying the dragon / Linda Mabry
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
103 pages
Isbn
9780470909447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)617637864

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