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1 Empowerment Evaluation Lawrence Deane, Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba Key Principles

2 Empowerment Evaluation Participatory Action Research - Research in social justice settings -NASA -Hewlett Packard - David Fetterman – Pres American Evaluation Society Origins:

3 Empowerment Process by which people take charge of their environment – physical, economic, social, cultural psychological

4 Empowerment Decision-making Self-perception Increased resources

5 Consumes time Shapes perceptions Releases resources Research is an important resource

6 Research in social settings has always been political. It either maintains, explains, or justifies the status quo - or questions it. - Rajesh Tandon Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)

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15 Participatory (Empowering) Evaluation Purpose Design Conduct Analysis Use/Dissemination (knowledge mobilization) - Community control of

16 OCAP Ownership, Control, Access and Possession OCAP Ownership, Control, Access and Possession Sanctioned by the First Nations Information Governance Committee Report title: OCAP: Ownership,Control, Access and Possession© Copyright 2007 National Aboriginal Health OrganizationISBN: Date Published: April 2007OAAPH [now known as the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)] receivesfunding from Health Canada to assistit to undertake knowledge-based activitiesincluding education, research and dissemination of information to promote health issuesaffecting Aboriginal persons. However, the contents and conclusions of this report aresolely that of the authors and not attributablein whole or in partto Health Canada.The National Aboriginal Health Organization, an Aboriginal-designed and -controlledbody, will influence and advance the healthand well-being of Aboriginal Peoples bycarrying out knowledge-based strategies.This report should be cited as:First Nations Centre. (2007).OCAP: Ownership, Control, Access and Possession.Sanctioned by the First Nations InformationGovernance Committee, Assembly of FirstNations. Ottawa: National Aboriginal Health Organization.For queries or copyright requests, please contact:National Aboriginal Health Organization220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1200Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9Tel: (613) Toll-free: Fax: (613) theCanadian Constitution Act, 1982, the term Aboriginal Peoples refers to FirstNations, Inuit and Métis people living in Canada. However, common use of the term isnot always inclusive of all three distinct people and much ofthe available research onlyfocuses on particular segments of the Aboriginal population. NAHO makes every effortto ensure the term is used appropriately.If you have questions or comments about this guide,please contact us at: First Nations NAHO 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1200 Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9Tel: (613) Toll-free: Fax: (613) OCAP Ownership Control Access Possession Sanctioned by the First Nations Information Governance Committee

17 Reasons for Community Control (Empowerment) Ethics Epistemology Effectiveness

18 Reasons for Community Control (Empowerment) Ethics –Respectful –Non-coercive –Confidentiality –Reports with integrity –Redistributes power

19 Epistemology – study of methods, validity, and scope of knowledge How to develop accurate knowledge How do you know it is accurate Participatory methods build authentic knowledge

20 Reasons for Community Control (Empowerment) Ethics Epistemology Effectiveness

21 Participatory Action Research Community carries out research on itself Empowerment Evaluation Community evaluates its own work /its own programs

22 Facilitator Technical resource person Role of the Evaluator

23 Assumptions All stakeholders - interest in program improvement Funders, researchers, staff form an evaluation ‘community’ Commitment to competent social science All research is vulnerable to bias

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30 My questions “How can North End Housing Project become more culturally appropriate”

31 Community re-write “North End Housing Project is fixing up some old buildings on the street. How can they help with culture”

32 Most common response “No answer”

33 Community members’ questions “Do you have a spirit name?” “What kind of ceremonies have you been to?”

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