Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

LGBT TIG Week: Maddy Boesen on How to Get Started with LGBTQ-Inclusive Evaluation

I’m Maddy Boesen and I am a Research Associate at the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at NYU Steinhardt. So you’ve decided that your next evaluation will be inclusive of the issues that your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) respondents may face. Now what? How will you …

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LGBT TIG Week: Emily A. Greytak on So….You Want to Identify LGBTQ People in Your Evaluation? Ask These 4 Questions First

I’m Emily Greytak, the Director of Research at GLSEN, a national organization addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in K-12 education. At GLSEN, we are particularly interested in the experiences of LGBTQ people, but also know that it’s important to identify LGBTQ individuals in even more general evaluation research – whether just …

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LGBT TIG Week: Kari Greene on Reflective practice: Because evaluations are not culture-free

My name is Kari Greene, co-Chair of the LGBT Issues TIG, currently living in Sydney, Australia with a renewed sense of curiosity and excitement. Through my participation in the LGBT Issues TIG, I have had the great fortune to be involved with the Cultural Competence Statement Dissemination Workgroup. This group offers deep thinking, wise counsel …

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LGBT TIG Week: Leia K. Cain on Avoiding Binaries in Evaluation

Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Evaluation Topical Interest Group (LGBT TIG) week on aea365! My name is Leia K. Cain, and I’m an instructor at the University of South Florida in the Educational Measurement and Research program. This week, I’m acting as the coordinator for the LGBT TIG’s blog posts. One area …

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Cultural Competence Week: Leah Neubauer on Resources and Updates from the Practice Committee

My name is Leah Christina Neubauer. I am the President of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association and the Program Manager and an Instructor in the MPH Program at DePaul University. Today, I am writing to extend three updates from the Practice committee of the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group. We …

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LGBT TIG Week: Robert Hoke on Cultural Competence, LGBT, and Challenges to the Field

I’m Robert Hoke, independent evaluation consultant, and co-chair for the LGBT Issues TIG.  Today, I want to share some reflections from this AEA365 week. Although it is becoming easier, it remains challenging to be different regarding sexual identity and gender issues.  The “It Gets Better” campaign grew out of the bullying of youth, and primarily …

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LGBT TIG Week: David Fetterman on LGBT-related Evaluation, Medical Education, Civil Rights, and the Press

My name is David Fetterman.  I’m President & CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm (with 25 years experience at Stanford University) and past-president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA).  I am probably best known for empowerment evaluation work (helping people learn how to evaluate their own programs).  For examples see our …

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LGBT TIG Week: Efrain Gutierrez’ Top Three Lessons for Evaluators (and Everyone) to Keep in Mind When Working with the LGBTQ Community

I am Efrain Gutierrez and I work for FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm that helps foundations, nonprofits and corporations increase their social impact. Last year a friend started collaborating as an evaluator for a program that works with LGBTQ youth. Before starting his evaluation he wanted to talk about cultural competency when working with the LGBTQ community. As …

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LGBT TIG Week: Kari Greene and Emily Greytak on Becoming More Transgender-inclusive in Your Evaluation Work

This is Kari Greene with Program Design & Evaluation Services in Oregon, and Emily Greytak with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network in New York. We are with the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) LGBT Issues Topical Interest Group (TIG) and are heartened to see AEA members building cultural competency around transgender-inclusivity. Have you …

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LGBT TIG Week: Terry L. Brown on Transgressing Gender

My name is Terry L. Brown, and I am a doctoral candidate in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Transgressing gender is the practice of blurring socio-constructed gender boundaries as a strategic response to heteronormative practice. Heteronormative, also referred to as gender normative, practice seeks efficiencies through standardizing and regulating …

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