Addressing social injustices, displacement, and minority rights through cases of culturally responsive evaluation

Helga Stokes, Shane S. Chaplin, Shimaa Dessouky, Liya Aklilu, Rodney K. Hopson

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Abstract

Evaluation of programs that address the lingering effects of human rights abuses during times of conflict is necessary to improve program sustainability and create a knowledge bank about the effectiveness of strategies. Outcomes, however, are hard to measure. Evaluators have to gain understanding of the roots of a conflict, surrounding events, histories, and cultures. Discussed is the concept of culturally responsive evaluation (CRE). A pipeline program, which supports graduate students from traditionally underrepresented population groups in acquiring CRE skills through apprenticeship learning, seminars, and mentorship, is described. The work of 2 program participants, who evaluated programs-1 serving survivors of torture and the other children of refugees-are given as examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-177
Number of pages11
JournalDiaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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