AEA highlights: Metaphors and more in culturally responsive evaluation

So much to see, so many choices, and today I struck gold in session after session. Here are a few highlights from one of the best!

The indigenous TIG is one of the best-kept secrets at the AEA conference, and one of their offerings today was no exception. It was standing room only in one

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The Friday Funny: Cultural context and driving behavior

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Having spent last week with people chiming in from all around the world to discuss cultural context and evaluation, we are wondering if our readers would be up for a collaborative all-continents (and as many countries as possible) effort

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Many thanks to guest blogger Tererai Trent!

Tererai meeting with former US president Bill Clinton

We had some great conversations here last week when Zimbabwe-born California-based evaluator Dr. Tererai Trent joined us as guest blogger to spark a week of lively discussion on the topics of evaluation and cultural context. We had such an enthusiastic and engaged response to Tererai’s contributions

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Where and Why Western lenses miss the mark in Africa: The case of HIV/AIDS prevention evaluations

“Given the norms that govern most patriarchal societies in Africa, should the Western epistemology, ethics and concepts be the main default lens for evaluation” “Despite their blindness to social cultural context, are these evaluations valid even though they are said to be based on scientific evidence”

A, B, and C—the ways

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Three powerful and authentic questions about evaluation and cultural context

In reading the comments in response to my earlier post, The Importance of Values for Substantiating Evaluative Conclusions , three questions strike me as powerful and authentic in addressing evaluation theory and practice within the context of culture

What ‘really’ constitutes culturally competent evaluative theory and practice? Why the ‘big silence’ in discussing

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