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Democratic caring evaluation for refugee children in Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Umeå Centre for Evaluation Research (UCER). (UCER)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6255-9991
2018 (English)In: Evaluation for a caring society / [ed] Merel Visse, Tineke A. Abma, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2018, p. 105-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What is a democratic caring (DC) evaluator and what does it mean to be one, especially in terms of practicing responsibility for the stakeholders one works with in evaluation contexts? This chapter discusses the challenging issue of the responsibilities of evaluators, citing an evaluation of the reception of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in Umeå, a northern-Swedish community of over 100,000 residents. DC evaluation does not refer to a new evaluation approach. The notions of DC evaluation and the DC evaluator are used here in discussing what it means to be an evaluator who develops evaluation within a democratic and caring society. The discussion builds on both democratic evaluation and care theory. It is suggested that an enlightened DC evaluator is informed both by democratic evaluation and by research into good care, applying this knowledge reflectively during the evaluation process. This chapter discusses what is involved in developing a DC evaluation with a special focus on the evaluator's respon-sibilities and good care.

The chapter continues with a brief presentation of the case: a democratic evaluation of care for a group of refugee children in Sweden. Subsequently, the theoretical underpinnings of democratic evaluation are presented. The next section discusses what DC awareness means and the responsibilities of a DC evaluator, illustrating this with examples from the case. The chapter concludes by considering what DC evaluation implies for the good care of refugee children.

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Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2018. p. 105-124
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Evaluation and society
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145912ISBN: 9781641131636 (print)ISBN: 9781641131643 (print)ISBN: 9781641131650 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-145912DiVA, id: diva2:1192058
Available from: 2018-03-21 Created: 2018-03-21 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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