SAGE Publications (December 2009)ISBN - 10 :
1412975832ISBN - 13 :
Social Sciences, Research About the author :
Laurie Stevahn holds a B.A. in political science from Pacific Lutheran University, a M.A. in curriculum and instruction from Seattle Pacific University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota. She currently is Associate Professor of Education at Seattle University where she teaches graduate courses in research and evaluation, curriculum and instruction, and social justice in professional practice. Special areas of expertise include cooperative learning and conflict resolution, educational leadership and organization development, interactive models of teaching and assessment, and essential competencies for program evaluators. Her publications appear in a variety of journals including the American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Social Psychology, Child Development, Journal of Educational Research, Theory Into Practice, Educational Leadership, American Journal of Evaluation, and Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. Laurie also is co-author of several resource books for educators including Cooperative Learning: Where Heart Meets Mind and The Portfolio Organizer: Succeeding with Portfolios in Your Classroom.
Jean King is a professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota where she teaches in the Evaluation Studies Program and serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the university-wide Program Evaluation minor. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University and, prior to her graduate study, taught middle school English for a number of years. In 1995 her professional evaluation activities using participatory methods resulted in the Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice from the American Evaluation Association, and in 1999 she was awarded the Association’s Robert Ingle Award for Extraordinary Service for her work in developing and managing the AEA annual meeting.
Professor King is first and foremost a teacher and was honored to receive the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development’s Robert Beck Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1999 and its Award for Outstanding Instruction in 2002. She is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and reviews and, with Laurie Stevahn, is now writing a book about the human skills of program evaluation.