Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation

Andrea Johnston on the Waawiyeyaa Evaluation Tool

Ahneen, hello.  My people are from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario, Canada and I live in Toronto, Ontario.  My name is Andrea L.K. Johnston and I run a small evaluation and research firm named Johnston Research Inc.  Our logo is a butterfly that visually displays the initials JR in its wings. The butterfly represents rebirth and transformation, which …

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Katherine Tibbetts and Wendy Kekahio on Collaborative Inquiry

Hello, we are Katherine Tibbetts and Wendy Kekahio, and both program evaluators doing work within the field of education in Hawai`i. Our work involves using indigenous ways of teaching and learning to inform culturally relevant and responsive ways of conducting research and evaluation studies.  One of our recent projects involved working with Hawaiian-focused charter schools …

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Susan Geier on Using a Participatory Evaluation Approach

Hi, my name is Susan Geier and I am a doctoral student at Purdue University studying research methods, measurement and evaluation. I employ a participatory evaluation approach with the GEMscholar project and have learned much from the Native American college students and the dedicated program staff. Lessons Learned: I would like to share my three …

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Gerri Spilka on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Fellowship Program

My name is Gerri Spilka and I am the Executive Director of the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning – a consulting firm that assists and assesses change through evaluation, strategic research and planning, grants management and capacity building. Among our many projects, OMG serves as the lead management team on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation …

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Rodney Hopson on Culturally Responsive Evaluation

My name is Rodney Hopson. I am a faculty member in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education at Duquesne University. For the last several years (with a host of great colleagues in AEA, with Torres Consulting Group and OMG Center for Collaborative Learning with the support of the National …

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