Friday, May 26, 2006

Empowerment Evaluation

Empowerment Evaluation
I am David Fetterman. Welcome to the empowerment evaluation blog. Abe Wandersman and I are working on a response to some of the papers presented at the last AEA meeting - particularly the one focusing on "empowerment evaluation 10 years later: where are we?"

As we prepare this response we want to hear from you. Many empowerment evaluations are not published in the literature (even though there may be an evaluation report - which is true of the evaluation field in general). Some of our colleagues only refer to journal articles when discussing what's going on in the field (which we understand but think is misleading and not reflective of the field of practice).

In this spirit, if you have conducted an empowerment evaluation between 1993 and the present, please take a few moments to say something about it, e.g. the name and type of project, how much participants were involved in conducting the evaluation, if it involved a socratic exchange or back and forth dialogue about findings, how successful it was (any outcomes etc.).

Our piece has to be in by June 15th - so any comments, descriptions, or ideas are welcome.

Many thanks.

- David

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI DEAR PROFESSOR FETERMAN
you are most welcom to blog Space iam mohammad hasan mohaqeq moein from IRAN and I have tree years experience with empowerment evaluation and use your model in my evaluation work .

MOEIN said...

Hi

This is my first attention for translate empowerment evaluation literature in Persian language. "Arzehyabytavanmandsaz" is the synonyms of "empowerment evaluation" in Farsi! You and other stakeholders could see this web log from Thursday, February 27, 2003 at this URL:
http://arzeshyabitvanmandsaz.blogspot.com/
For more information I create this URL:

http://empowermentevaluation.blogspot.com

And this one

http://www.arzeshyabytosify.blogspot.com


For my initial evaluation work with empowerment evaluation model at
Sunday, March 09, 2003

You can see this page
http://arzeshyabytosify.blogspot.com/2003_03_09_arzeshyabytosify_archive.html

BEST WISHES
MOEIN

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Phuonglan Nguyen said...

Hello,
I work for Making Connections-Denver, a 10-year initiative of the Annie E Casey Foundation aimed at improving outcomes for neighborhoods, families, and children.
We began empowerment and participatory eval practice back in 2002-ish, experienced major challenges, and this year are incorporating what we learned (in painful ways!) into (hopefullly) a better process. Still much learning to do, but the process is rewarding.

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Dr. David Fetterman said...

Glad to hear your Casey efforts are moving forward. Let me know if I can be of assistance. Best wishes.

- David