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Suggested Readings

Before you begin the evaluation process, below is a list of recommended articles, books, books chapters, and manuscripts that you should consider reading.

Fitzpatrick, J.L. Sanders, J.R,. Worthen, B.R, (2004). Program evaluation: Alternative approaches and practical guidelines. Third Edition. Allyn and Bacon, Inc.: White Plains, N.Y.

House, E. (1999) Race and policy. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 7(16).

Kirkhart, K.E. (1995). Seeking multicultural validity: A postcard from the road. Evaluation Practice, 16(1), 1-12.

Hood, S. (2004) A journey to understand the role of culture in program evaluation: Snapshots and personal reflections of one African American evaluator. In M. Thompson-Robinson, S. SenGupta, & R.K. Hopson (Eds.). Cultural Competence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Manswell Butty, J., Reid, M., & LaPoint, V. (Spring 2004). A culturally responsive evaluation approach applied to the Talent Development School to a career intervention program. In V. Thomas & F. Stevens (Eds.), Co-constructing a Contextually Responsive Evaluation Framework: The Talent Development Model of School Reform. New directions for evaluation (pp. 37-49). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Frierson, H., Hood, S., & Hughes (2002). The 2002 user-friendly handbook for project evaluation. National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Division of Research, Evaluation, and Communication. NSF 02-057. (

Hood, S. (2001). Nobody knows my name: In praise of African American evaluators who were responsive. In J. Greene and T. Abma (Eds), Responsive Evaluation: Roots and Wings. New Directions for Evaluation, no. 92 (pp. 31-43). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hood, S., Hopson, R.K., & Frierson, H.T. (Eds.) (2005). The role of culture and cultural context: A mandate for inclusion, the discovery of truth and understanding in evaluative theory and practice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Hood, S. (2005). Culturally responsive evaluation. In S. Mathison (Editor). Encyclopedia of Evaluation. Pgs. 96-102. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing Company.

Mertens, D.M. (2005). Research and evaluation in education and psychology: Integrating diversity with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing Company.

Hopson, R.K. (2009) Reclaiming knowledge at the margins culturally responsive evaluation in the current evaluation moment. In K. Ryan and B. Cousins (Eds.), International Handbook of Educational Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing Company.

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