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ERIC Number: EJ1139794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Participatory Evaluation and Learning: A Case Example Involving Ripple Effects Mapping of a Tourism Assessment Program
Bhattacharyya, Rani; Templin, Elizabeth; Messer, Cynthia; Chazdon, Scott
Journal of Extension, v55 n2 Article 2FEA3 Apr 2017
Engaging communities through research-based participatory evaluation and learning methods can be rewarding for both a community and Extension. A case study of a community tourism development program evaluation shows how participatory evaluation and learning can be mutually reinforcing activities. Many communities value the opportunity to reflect on progress made toward development goals and efforts that help accomplish these goals. Application of select evaluation and teaching tools helps stakeholders in a community refine definitions of success. By adopting the methods outlined in this article, Extension educators and program evaluators can deepen their engagement with partner communities in a variety of realms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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