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ERIC Number: EJ901918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Against the Majoritarian Story of School Reform: The Comer Schools Evaluation as a Critical Race Counternarrative
Noblit, George W.; Jay, Michelle
New Directions for Evaluation, n127 p71-82 Aut 2010
Critical race theory (CRT) is a relatively new theory that has been little used in evaluation practice. The authors explore an example of critical race evaluation working with James Comer's School Development Program. In this evaluation common tropes associated with CRT were used to construct a counternarrative of school reform. The authors conclude that CRT has a place in evaluation, but that it also makes some demands on evaluators and those being evaluated that may make it less likely to be used than other theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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