Aligning collaborative and culturally responsive evaluation approaches
Abbreviated Journal Title
Eval. Program Plan.
Collaborative evaluation; Culturally responsive evaluation; Cultural; competence; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
The authors, three African-American women trained as collaborative evaluators, offer a comparative analysis of collaborative evaluation (O'Sullivan, 2004) and culturally responsive evaluation approaches (Frierson, Hood, & Hughes, 2002; Kirkhart & Hopson, 2010). Collaborative evaluation techniques immerse evaluators in the cultural milieu of the program, systematically engage stakeholders and integrate their program expertise throughout the evaluation, build evaluation capacity, and facilitate the co-creation of a more complex understanding of programs. However, the authors note that without explicit attention to considerations raised in culturally responsive evaluation approaches (for example, issues of race, power, and privilege), the voices and concerns of marginalized and underserved populations may be acknowledged, but not explicitly or adequately addressed. The intentional application of collaborative evaluation techniques coupled with a culturally responsive stance enhances the responsiveness, validity and utility of evaluations, as well as the cultural competence of evaluators. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Evaluation and Program Planning
"Aligning collaborative and culturally responsive evaluation approaches" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2246.