ERIC Number: EJ723241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 26
Deliberative Democratic Evaluation: Successes and Limitations of an Evaluation of School Choice
Howe, Kenneth R.; Ashcraft, Catherine
Teachers College Record, v107 n10 p2275-2298 Oct 2005
This article briefly characterizes a "deliberative democratic" approach to program evaluation, recounts its application to the evaluation of school choice policy in the Boulder Valley School District, and describes the results and recommendations of the evaluation. It then assesses the evaluation in terms of its role in stimulating policy change and how it fits with the requirements of the deliberative democratic ideal. It concludes with an assessment of the deliberative democratic approach itself in light of the Boulder experience.
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Democracy, Program Evaluation, School Choice, Educational Policy, Educational Change, School Districts
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado