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Multicultural evaluation is evaluation conducted with special attention to racial-ethnic cultures. This special attention can involve one or more of a variety of different aspects surrounding evaluation; these include the context in which evaluation occurs, evaluation planning, stakeholder designation, implementation, design-method selection, measurement selection, reporting, and dissemination. This special attention to racial-ethnic cultures can also vary in degree, from being a central, dominant feature of an evaluation to being a secondary, peripheral feature. In general, evaluations that have the label of multicultural involve racial-ethnic issues in many aspects of the evaluation, and they have racial-ethnic issues as one of the central features of the evaluation.

When evaluation began to be codified as a field and discipline in the United States in the second half of the ...

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