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Moving toward the fire: developing a tool to provide meaningful results to both government funders and to remote community members

Williams, Emma and Cummings, Eileen (2009). Moving toward the fire: developing a tool to provide meaningful results to both government funders and to remote community members. In: Australiasian Evaluation Society Conference Papers, Canberra, ACT, 31 August - 4 September 2009.

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IRMA ID 75040728xPUB1
Author Williams, Emma
Cummings, Eileen
Title Moving toward the fire: developing a tool to provide meaningful results to both government funders and to remote community members
Conference Name Australiasian Evaluation Society Conference Papers
Conference Location Canberra, ACT
Conference Dates 31 August - 4 September 2009
Conference Publication Title 2009 Australiasian Evaluation Society Conference Papers
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australiasian Evaluation Society
Publication Year 2009
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category E2 - Conference Publication - Full written paper, non refereed proceedings (internal)
Abstract This paper discusses the development of a new evaluation tool developed for use in remote Australian Indigenous communities, where English fluency and literacy issues as well as cultural differences mean that standard evaluation tools can often not be used. It also attempts to address the issue of government funders seeking easily-summarised quantitative data while Indigenous peoples around the world are calling for evaluation tools look at their experience holistically and represent it in a way that is useful to them. How can these two different perspectives be reconciled? The development, piloting and evolution of a tool designed to meet both sets of needs provided many learnings, particularly on the processes required to build remote community engagement in the use of this evaluation tool.
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