Reinventing evaluation

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This commentary reviews "Negotiating Researcher Roles in Ethnographic Program Evaluation" and discusses the changing field of evaluation. It situates postmodern deliberations in evaluation anthropology and ethnoevaluation, two concepts that explore the interdisciplinary merger in evaluation, ethnography, and anthropology. Reflecting on Hymes's seminal work, the commentary invites reinvention of evaluation and consideration of its value, purpose, and use in scholarly analyses of schooling, human learning, problems of practice, the teaching of anthropology, and larger theoretical questions within the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Educational evaluation
  • Ethnoevaluation
  • Evaluation anthropology
  • Postmodernism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology


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