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evaluation of cultural action.

Howard Curtis Richards

evaluation of cultural action.

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Systematic self-reflection and evaluation is needed so that parties and intervenors can set goals and assess accomplishments not only at the level of episodic disputes, but also of underlying conflicts. Both conflict assessment and formative evaluations are effective tools for exploring this complexity. This became Draft 1. It is a structured process of reflection that seeks to provide input into program planning and revision. Most valued is what can be measured. It gives both new and seasoned evaluators permission to laugh at themselves as they discover more about conducting a successful evaluation.

We need to be ready to deal with potential ethical and political issues posed by our methodologies in an open, direct, and democratic manner. Its primary purpose is to enable the intervenor and the disputants to reflect upon and understand the conditions of their conflict in order to assess the viability of potential interventions and to increase the likelihood of designing a successful intervention process. Especially important will be skills in negotiation and consensus-building processes. Evaluation of single interventions cannot logically be linked to the resolution of the larger conflict.

Often surveys are seen as overly mechanistic, asking questions that seem irrelevant to the respondent. Surveys can also distort the meaning of respondents both in the way questions are asked and in the limits put on answering these questions. Solutions will involve husbanding the resources, talents and insights of a wide range of people. Most valued is what can be measured. Through evaluation, the intervenor and the disputants can better understand their situation and begin to design processes for moving forward.


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evaluation of cultural action. by Howard Curtis Richards Download PDF Ebook

They provide guidelines about basing value judgments on systematic inquiry, evaluator competence and integrity, respect for people, and regard for the general and public welfare. Chapter 5. Solutions will involve husbanding the resources, talents and insights of a wide range of people.

Finally, evaluators themselves may encounter " conflict of interest COI " issues, or experience interference or pressure to present findings that support a particular assessment.

Observation reveals patterns of behavior, but not the meaning behind that behavior. At its best, this explicitness encourages reflective practice, in which the evaluator and the participants in the dispute work evaluation of cultural action.

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book practice to better resolve their conflict. InSites works through inquiry-based evaluation, planning, and research to support learning, growth, and change in formal and informal social systems.

Though primarily designed to systematize reflection by dispute resolution professionals, evaluation can also be useful for the disputants themselves. You all sit on a table now. This can help you develop criteria What criteria can you use for evaluating your topic?

Peer evaluations are conducted by others skilled in conflict resolution, and who bring an awareness of the realities and challenges of intervention to bear on their work. Useful evaluations require a clear sense of the uses of evaluation, the desired outcomes, the intended audiences, who might best conduct the evaluation, the tools and techniques used to conduct them, and their outcomes.

Any other suggestions? After the discussion phase, we will have each table report for 5 min on the findings. Cassaro, Cornell University Melvin E. Our Mission Our mission is to foster a culture of excellence and ethics in evaluation in the Hawai'i-Pacific region by improving evaluation practices and methods, increasing evaluation use, promoting evaluation as a profession, and supporting the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action.

So evaluation can be formativethat is taking place during the development of a concept or proposal, project or organization, with the intention of improving the value or effectiveness of the proposal, project, or organisation. Less structured and more conversational interviews are more responsive to the interviewee.

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Observations allow the evaluator to enter into and understand the conflict resolution evaluation of cultural action. book and to describe the process in detail. In addition to the cases, the introductory chapter is a masterful distillation of key issues in evaluation, while the last two chapters provide a concise evaluation of cultural action.

book of the interaction of evaluation theory and practice. Particularly when feeling threatened, disputants seek to explain away these complexities through high degrees of simplification and framing.

Observation also provides the evaluator with a more open and inductive process of exploration that is more evaluation of cultural action. book to lead to discoveries because it is less bound by preconceptions imbedded in evaluation protocols.

We come across key phenomena: The missing common language for socially engaged arts practice between practitioners, partners, funders, and policy makers to talk about it! Ensure that you are compiling the evaluation exactly according to the specifications of the question you are addressing.

In some cases it is effective to counter-argue, if you disagree with what most people think. Yet tradeoffs must be made as to how one conducts the interviews -- whether conversationally, with an interview guide, or through standardized open-ended questions.

Separate your notes into three columns for criteria, evidence, and judgment. Be as specific and narrow as possible. It includes both individual characteristics and those of a group or collective e. Particularly in intractable conflicts, the absence of agreements may be counterbalanced by general improvements in the conflict dynamics.

The section on cultural competence in evaluation is a particularly significant contribution to the knowledge base of our field. As we consider the programs we are evaluating, we each should be able to speculate about a broad range of implementation factors or potential consequences.By Michael Elliott Tamra Pearson d'Estrée Sanda Kaufman September The Role of Evaluation in Resolving Intractable Conflicts Evaluation is a systematic effort to learn from experience.

It is a common human activity, one that enables us to make sense of the world and our impact on it. The understanding that comes from careful evaluation empowers us to act more effectively.

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