This Second Edition celebrates 21 years of the practice of empowerment evaluation, a term first coined by David Fetterman during his presidential address for the American Evaluation Association. Since that time, this approach has altered the landscape of evaluation and has spread to a wide range of settings in more than 16 countries. In this new book, an outstanding group of evaluators from academia, government, nonprofits, and foundations assess how empowerment evaluation has been used in practice since the publication of the landmark 1996 edition. The book includes 10 empowerment evaluation principles, a number of models and tools to help put empowerment evaluation into practice, reflections on the history and future of the approach, and illustrative case studies from a number of different projects in a variety of diverse settings. The Second Edition offers readers the most current insights into the practice of this stakeholder-involvement approach to evaluation.

Conclusion : Reflections on Emergent Themes and Next Steps Revisited1

Conclusion : Reflections on Emergent Themes and Next Steps Revisited1

David M. Fetterman Fetterman & Associates and Stanford University Abraham Wandersman University of South Carolina Shakeh J. Kaftarian Kaftarian & Associates

All good things must come to an end. This maxim also applies to this collection. We began this book as a revision of the original Empowerment Evaluation (1995) book, which helped launch empowerment evaluation. It ended up being a completely new collection. The dialogue and engagement among the contributors helped refine important insights and understandings. Three chapters include program staff members as coauthors, reflecting the empowerment evaluation principles of inclusion and community knowledge. We encourage this type of publishing partnership. Like empowerment evaluation, and ...

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