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ERIC Number: EJ1189241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8691
Evaluating Youth Character Development Programs Using Evolutionary Evaluation and the Systems Evaluation Protocol
Urban, Jennifer Brown; Linver, Miriam R.; Thompson, Julie; Davidson, Ronnie; Lorimer, David
Applied Developmental Science, v22 n4 p245-257 2018
The importance of engaging in high quality program evaluation is a generally accepted principle underscored by external pressure from funders. High quality evaluation necessarily begins with good evaluation planning. This paper outlines Evolutionary Evaluation and specifically the Systems Evaluation Protocol, an approach that emphasizes practitioner-evaluator collaboration, results in tangible products for programs, and culminates in an evaluation plan appropriate for a specific program's lifecycle stage. A case study of Inspire>Aspire, a program developed by Character Scotland and used widely in Scotland's schools and elsewhere is presented and includes a discussion of creative breakthroughs, or 'Aha!' Moments, that occurred.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)