Principles + Principles = More Empowered Youth: Using Principles-Focused Evaluation and/or Principles for Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation when Involving Youth in Program Evaluation

Session Number: 1137
Track: Youth Focused Evaluation
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: youth participatory evaluation
Session Facilitator: Robert E. Tornberg [Evaluation Consultant - Syracuse University]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Sarah Heath [Doctoral Student - Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Robert E. Tornberg [Evaluation Consultant - Syracuse University]
Time: Nov 16, 2019 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
Room: Hilton Marquette VI

Audience Level: Beginner

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Evaluators generally agree on the benefits of including youth in program evaluation activities, however, there is little empirical research on how exactly to achieve this inclusion. The facilitators of this roundtable contend that Patton’s Principles-Focused Evaluation and Cousins' and Shulha’s Principles for Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation (CAE) offer strategies for how evaluators can include youth in program evaluation activities. In this roundtable, Principles-Focused Evaluation and CAE will be discussed in relation to providing opportunities, as well as challenges for involving youth in program evaluation activities. Participants in this roundtable will join in discussions about the utility of these approaches for involving youth in program evaluation and the possibility of using these approaches in combination with one another, in order to empower youth