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Picture this: evaluating a nonprofit arts-based children's program through photography

  • Author / Creator
    Kisilevich, Susan Joan
  • This research challenges the notion of evaluation as being necessarily reductive, judgmental and often leading to ill-fated results by using creative methods to evaluate a nonprofit arts-based children's program. Using photography as an ethnographic approach to form the basis of in-depth interviews and by collaboratively creating an artwork from participants' photos, the results of the research reveals that evaluation can be an elightening and rewarding experience for stakeholders and evaluators alike. In addition, this research provided a nonprofit arts-based children's program with a useful, comprehensive evaluation and it encourages further exploration into creative evaluative techniques.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3DP74
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Sociology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Shields, Rob (Sociology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Conrad, Diane (Secondary Education)
    • Fletcher, Christopher (Anthropology)