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Inclusive evaluation emerged in response to increasing pressures to be responsive to cultural pluralism, as well as a redefinition of the role of the evaluator in relation to social change. The transformative paradigm provides the underlying philosophical assumptions that guide the work of the inclusive evaluator. Methodologically similar to democratic deliberative evaluation in its use of collective deliberation, stakeholder inclusiveness, and dialogical data collection methods, inclusive evaluation derives its difference from its deliberate emphasis on including groups that have historically experienced oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender, culture, economic level, ethnicity or race, disability, sexual orientation, language, or religious preference.

The role of the evaluator in an inclusive context is to function as a member of a team whose function is to bring about ...

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