Presentation on theme: "Dismantling Masters House with masters Tools: Toward Liberation in Evaluation Rodney Hopson, Duquesne University Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation."— Presentation transcript:
Dismantling Masters House with masters Tools: Toward Liberation in Evaluation Rodney Hopson, Duquesne University Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Inaugural Conference College of Education at Illinois 21-23 April, 2013
Vote of Thanks College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CREA Inaugural Conference Planning Committee & Conference Team Robert Wood Johnson Evaluation Fellowship Program: OMG Center for Collaborative Learning & School of Education, Duquesne University
Masters Tools and Masters House What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable. (Lorde, 1984/1979)
The historical description and evaluation of the Africville relocation had, therefore, to be planned and executed at standards of comprehensiveness, thoroughness, and competence… -Clairmont & Magill, 1971 Responsibilities Africville
UAA 2013 - San Francisco, CA Action on Africville
UAA 2013 - San Francisco, CA Responsibilities Africville
Evaluation as liberating Liberation is a value of science. That should be the perspective from which minority scientists seek to advance multiple perspectives, and methodological rigor: not for the purpose of simply predicting, controlling, and understanding, but for the purpose of emancipating (liberating) the bodies, minds, communities, and spirits of oppressed humankind (Gordon, 1999:184).