ERIC Number: EJ918991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Building a Community of Evaluation Practice within a Multisite Program
Goodyear, Leslie K.
New Directions for Evaluation, n129 p97-105 Spr 2011
New and novel uses of evaluation processes and findings are possible when a community of practice develops as evaluation stakeholders participate in multisite evaluations in multiple ways. Developing such communities takes advantage of what makes multisite evaluations special. This chapter uses the example of the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Program's Learning Resource Center, funded by the National Science Foundation, to articulate how the provision of evaluation technical assistance to a large, multisite program and its funded projects can contribute to evaluation use.
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, STEM Education, Communities of Practice, Learning Resources Centers, Technical Assistance, Social Networks, Evaluators, Partnerships in Education, Information Dissemination, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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