Youth Focused Evaluation
A Topical Interest Group for Evaluation About Youth, for Youth, and with Youth
The purpose of the Youth Focused Evaluation TIG is to create an inclusive and participatory space for all evaluators (both adult and youth) that focuses attention on the practices and outcomes of positive youth development, and participation in a wide array of informal and formal contexts. The YFE-TIG speaks to the unique needs of youth and adult evaluators by promoting the development and use of tools and methods leading to practical and transformative outcomes for young people.
The YFE-TIG supports youth and adult researchers and evaluators to build best practices and methods related to:
Enhanced program quality
Youth/adult professional development, participation and voice,
Research ethics education
Youth participation in the AEA and YFE TIG, and
Co-creation of a knowledge exchange (online) community
See you in Cleveland, OH for Evaluation 2018!
We hope you'll join your evaluation colleagues in a lively, critical conversation about the role of evaluators and evaluation in Speaking Truth to Power.
The focus of Evaluation 2018 will be on: What responsibilities do we have as evaluators for Speaking Truth to Power? When? In what contexts or situations? With what consequences? At what risk or cost? To whom, with what expectations?
- What is power? Who has it, and how can they best be influenced? What is the power held by evaluators and evaluation?
- What is truth? Whose truth? How can we best discover these truths?
- And, what is speaking? Whispering? Public pronouncements? Influence? Activism? And by whom on behalf of whom?
We look forward to engaging you in this important conversation at Evaluation 2018 in Cleveland, October 28 – November 3!
CALL FOR PAPERS
Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)
5th INTERNATIONAL Conference
Intersectionality as Critical Inquiry, Method, and Practice: Beyond Categories and Dichotomies in Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment
March 27-29 2019
Conference Focus Statement
Escalating domestic and global tensions in our social, political, and economic institutions require that we acknowledge the urgency as well as imperative to expand how we conceptualize our work, so that it does not continue the perpetuation of underrepresenting the issues facing People of Color. These issues should be apparent to most, passively acknowledged by some, and indignantly ignored by others. When we frame the issues and opportunities that define our work, understanding intersectionality is essential if we are to avoid inadvertently prioritizing the needs of some over the conditions of others.
Hosted by the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2018