“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” Albert Einstein
Some people avoid evaluation, fearing less than satisfactory feedback. (It’s much like why some people avoid going to their doctor; they are afraid they might hear bad news.) To have the most effective program with the highest possible outcomes, however, it’s necessary to periodically review methods and processes to determine what’s working well and make refinements in areas that need improvement.
Dr. Chance Lewis of UNC Charlotte
At the International Telementor Program, we are grateful for the recent evaluation of our work by Dr. Chance Lewis, director of The Urban Education Collaborative in the College of Education at The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. Lewis collected quantitative and qualitative data by surveying participants about their ITP experience. Read a just-released, special issue of Telementor, The Journal of the International Telementor Program to learn how we fared. It summarizes Lewis’ findings and recommendations for improvements, as well as comments from teachers and students. Continue reading