Suggested Readings 

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Culturally Responsive Evaluation: From Theory to Practice

  • Frierson, H. T., Hood, S. & Hughes, G. B. (2002). A guide to conducting culturally responsive evaluations. In Frechtling, J. The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation. (pp. 63-73). Arlington, VA: The National Science Foundation.
  • Frazier-Anderson, P., Hood, and Hopson, R. (2011). Preliminary considerations of an African American Culturally Responsive Evaluation System. In Lapan, S.D., Quartaroli, M.T., and Riemer, F.J. (Eds.). Qualitative Research: An Introduction to Methods and Designs (pp. 347-372). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • McBride, D. F. (2015). Cultural reactivity vs cultural responsiveness: Addressing macro issues starting with micro changes in evaluation. In S. 
  • Hood, R. Hopson, H. Frierson, and K Obeidat (Eds) Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice. (pp. 179-202). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


Cultivating Self-in-Context as Responsive Evaluators: Engaging Boundaries, Borderlands and Border-Crossings

  • Symonette, H. (2015). Culturally Responsive Evaluation as a Resource for Helpful-Help. In S. Hood, R. Hopson & H. Frierson (Eds.), Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing. 
  • Symonette, H. (2008). Cultivating self as responsive instrument: Working the boundaries and borderlands for ethical border-crossings. In D. M. Mertens, &‎ P. E. Ginsberg (Eds.), The handbook of social research ethics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
  • Symonette, H. (2006). Making evaluation work for the greater good: Supporting provocative possibility and responsive praxis in leadership development. In J.W. Martineau, K.M. Hannum, & C. Reinelt (Eds.), The handbook of leadership development evaluation. New York, NY: Wiley.
  • Symonette, H. (2004). Walking pathways towards becoming a culturally competent evaluator: Boundaries, borderlands and border-crossings. New Directions for Evaluation, 102, 95-109.
Developing Dignity-based Measurement Tools for Boys and Men of Color Work
  • Bromell, N. (2013). The Time is Always Now: Black Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy. Oxford University Press. 
  • Hicks, D., & Tutu, D. (2011). Dignity: The essential role it plays in resolving conflict. Yale University Press. 
  • Kateb, G. (2011). Human dignity. Harvard University Press. Rao, N. (2011). Three concepts of dignity in constitutional law.



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