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EDUC 7353 Evaluating and Improving Programs, Organizations, and Systems: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 7353 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Askew, K., Beverly, M. G., & Jay, M. L. (2012). Aligning collaborative and culturally responsive evaluation approaches. Evaluation and Program Planning, 35(4), 552–557.

Azzam, T. (2011). Evaluator characteristics and methodological choice. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(3), 376–391.

Cullen, A. E., Coryn, C. L. S., & Rugh, J. (2011). The politics and consequences of including stakeholders in international development evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(3), 345–361.

Datta, L. (2011). Politics and evaluation: More than methodology. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(2), 273–294.

de Bakker, F. G. A., & den Hond, F. (2008). Introducing the politics of stakeholder influence: A review essay. Business & Society, 47(1), 8–20.

Fetterman, D., & Wandersman, A. (2007). Empowerment evaluation: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. American Journal of Evaluation, 28(2), 179–198.

Lambur, M. T. (2008). Organizational structures that support internal program evaluation. In M. T. Braverman, M. Engle, M. E. Arnold, & R. A. Rennekamp (Eds.), Program evaluation in a complex organizational system: Lessons from cooperative extension. New Directions for Evaluation, 120, 41–54.

Marino, J. J. (2007). A new paradigm for organizational change: Involving customers and stakeholders in the improvement process. Journal for Quality & Participation, 30(1), 10–12.

Orr, S. K. (2010). Exploring stakeholder values and interests in evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(4), 557–569.

Thomas, V. (2010). Evaluation systems, ethics, and development evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(4), 540–548.

Waters, K. R. (2011). The importance of program evaluation: A case study. Journal of Human Services, 31(1), 83–93.

Other Readings

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