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The core mission of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) is to generate evidence for policy making that is not only methodologically but also culturally and contextually defensible.
In today’s pluralistic societies, to achieve valid and actionable conclusions from research and evaluation studies inquirers must have a substantive understanding of the character and influences of diverse cultural norms and practices. As an interdisciplinary center, CREA brings together researchers from across the College and University, the nation, and internationally to address the vital need for policy-relevant studies that foreground the cultural and contextual dimensions of inquiry findings on the quality and effectiveness of social and educational interventions.
“CREA has been created as a vehicle for us to engage in rigorous evaluation, assessment, research, practice, and meaningful dialogue relative to our schools and particularly those schools that serve large enrollments of children who are poor and/or from culturally diverse backgrounds. Our collective experiences as researchers and evaluators provide us with professional and lived experiences to undertake this critically important endeavor.”
- Stafford Hood, Director
- Professor James D. Anderson, CREA Core member, to present 11th AERA Brown Lecture in Washington, DC.
- CREA core and affilliate personnel trek on to AEA Evaluation 2014. Selected appearances can be found here.
- CREA core and affilliate personnel, along with CREA 2014 guests, attended the 11th EES Biennial Conference.
- The 2nd Annual CREA Conference was a huge success. Thanks to all that attendend and participated. Pictures forthcoming.
- Dr. Stafford Hood has been appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Education Studies at Dublin City University.
- View the 2014 CREA Brochure.
- Visit our 2014 Conference page for updates.
- CREA at Dublin City University recently completed an evaluation of The Learn Together Curriculum.
- Fiona Cram and colleagues publish a new book: Maori and Pasifika Higher Education Horizons (2014)
- Fiona Cram and colleagues publish a new article: Developing a Kaupapa Māori research project to help reduce health disparities experienced by young Māori women and their babies.
- OMG Center Launches "Voices of the RWJF Evaluation Fellowship Program: A Video Conversation Series
- Viewpoint: "Where is Culture in Higher Education Assessement and Evaluation?"
- Professor Rodney Hopson on Culturally Responsive Evalaution
- Check out the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) feature on CREA in the September 2012 Newsletter!
Center for Culturally
College of Education
University of Illinois
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Champaign, IL 61820