Narrative Representation

As narrators, evaluators make some things visible and allow others to remain invisible. Although evaluation reports take many forms and functions, they commonly have the character of a scientific text and factual account. This kind of text is, however, not very appropriate for communicating and facilitating reflexive dialogues. Polyvocal texts give voice to those who feel marginalized and leave more room for interpretation to stimulate dialogues. A self-reflexive text makes readers more aware of the fact that the stories are retold and inevitably colored by the author's biography, personal projects, and persuasions.

Evaluation Practice Around the World

South Africa

A Lonely Black Elderly Man Smiled

South Africa and its people are consistently being challenged to deal with changes on various levels. Since the political changes in 1994, exciting possibilities ...

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