Key Features of the Fourth EditionProvides thoroughly updated materials including more international content; new references; new exhibits and sidebars; and new examples, stories, and cartoonsIncludes follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter Features a utilization-focused evaluation checklist Gives greater emphasis on mixed methodsAnalyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levelsDetails the explosion of international evaluation
Both theoretical and practical, this core text is an essential resource for students enrolled in Program Evaluation courses in a variety of disciplines—including public administration, government, social sciences, education, and management. Practitioners will also find this text invaluable.
See also Developmental Evaluation Exemplars, edited by Michael Quinn Patton, Kate McKegg, and Nan Wehipeihana, which presents 12 in-depth case studies.
This volume is inspired by the works of Paulo Freire who believed that all interactions between people are pedagogical: something is always being taught, conveyed, and proselytized (the same could be said of evaluation). Freirean principles, though articulated nearly 50 years ago, offer and affirm future directions for dealing with inequality, poverty, social injustice, community development, education, and, to the point here, evaluation. The principles remain fresh and timely, and new.
Divided into three parts, the editors invite you to use Freires works to reflect on your pedagogy of evaluation. Contemporaries of Paulo Freire present his pedagogyPedagogical principles of evaluation derived from FreireFreires current evaluation influence illustrated
This is the 155th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
See also Michael Quinn Patton's Developmental Evaluation, the authoritative presentation of DE.