AP-PRAISE-AL: AN APPRECIATIVE APPROACH TO PROGRAM EVALUATION
Constructive Discourse and Human Organization
ISBN: 978-0-76230-892-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-159-0
Publication date: 6 May 2004
Conducting effective program evaluations such that all stakeholders benefit can be challenging. Appreciative inquiry provides a framework for seeking out the “goodness” of a program. By identifying what is being done “right,” programs can be strengthened by keeping what is currently valued, discarding what is not valued, and creating what does not currently exist but is envisioned and desired by all stakeholders. This chapter explores the benefits of using an appreciative approach to program evaluation. It describes the process used to appraise the Technology for Education and Training graduate programs.
Norum, K.E., Wells, M., Hoadley, M.R., Geary, C.A. and Thompson, R. (2004), "AP-PRAISE-AL: AN APPRECIATIVE APPROACH TO PROGRAM EVALUATION", Cooperrider, D.L. and Avital, M. (Ed.) Constructive Discourse and Human Organization (Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, Vol. 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 193-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1475-9152(04)01009-9
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