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(b. 1947, Leeds, U.K.). Ph.D., University of East Anglia; Dip. Ed., Bristol University; B.Sc. Economics, London University.

Kushner is a program and policy evaluator by professional practice, as well as Professor of Applied Research in Education and Director of the Center for Research in Education and Democracy at the University of the West of England.

He has, for many years, been a member of a transatlantic group of evaluation practitioners and theorists developing democratic and case study methodologies for program evaluation. He has conducted evaluations in fields as diverse as schooling, the performing arts, research funding, police training, computer technology, and health services. His primary contribution to evaluation theory and practice has been an elaboration of democracy and case study through the concept of “personalizing evaluation.”

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