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NCJ Number: 51175 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION PROFESSION IN PURSUIT OF VALUE
Journal: EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING  Volume:1  Dated:(1978)  Pages:113-115
Author(s): S N SHEINFELD
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Research and Evaluation Service
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Sale Source: Research and Evaluation Service
Hahnen Ann Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Ctr
314 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A VALUE MATRIX IS CONSTRUCTED FROM SIX VALUE STATEMENTS CULLED FROM WRITINGS IN THE HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONS. THIS MATRIX IS THEN USED AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR DISCUSSION OF EVALUATION ETHICS.
Abstract: THE SIX PRINCIPLES SELECTED FOR THE MATRIX ARE: (1) DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE, THE PRINCIPLE THAT THE BURDENS AND BENEFITS OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED IN ACCORD WITH STANDARDS OF EQUALITY, NEED, OR CONTRACT; (2) TRUTH SEEKING; (3) HUMAN DIGNITY, WHICH INCLUDES THE CONCEPT OF MEANINGFUL CONTROL OF ONES OWN DESTINY; (4) SHARING; (5) CONCERN FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE; AND (6) CLIENT LOYALTY. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE EVALUATOR ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE CLIENT AND REACH AN UNDERSTANDING AS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH OF THESE HUMAN VALUES IN THE EVALUATION. AN EVALUATION CONTRACT WITH A SCHOOL BOARD IS USED TO DEMONSTRATE CONFLICTS WHICH CAN ARISE. DOES THE CHILD'S RIGHT TO PRIVACY SUPERCEDE THE SCHOOL BOARD'S RIGHT TO KNOW? DOES THE EVALUATOR'S IMPOSITION OF PROFESSIONAL VIEWPOINTS DISTORT THE VALUES OF THE GROUP BEING INTERVIEWED? IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THESE CONFLICTS BE FACED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EVALUATION CONTRACT. THIS PAPER IS BASICALLY A COMMENTARY ON A DISCUSSION OF EVALUATION ETHICS BY WINDLE AND NEIGHER (NCJ 51173) AND CONTAINS MANY REFERENCES TO THEIR WORK. REFERENCES ARE APPENDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Code of ethics; Evaluation; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation of evaluation
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