A Community of Practice Model for Social Inclusion: An Evaluation

By Mina Singh, Cheryl Prescod and James Radner.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Community of Practice is a specific kind of learning community, where a group of people seek to deepen their knowledge and improve their practice in a particular domain. This approach is well suited to facilitate understanding and integration of social inclusion and diversity concepts towards addressing social, cultural, systemic and technical challenges in social programming and implementing change. Key activities include the identification of promising practices, sharing insights and tools, adapting them to local needs and conditions. This paper will describe the development and application of a participatory evaluation model to ensure accountability of this Community of Practice model.

Keywords: Social Inclusion, Diversity, Program Evaluation

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp.121-134. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.897MB).

Dr. Mina Singh

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Singh’s interests are in measurement and evaluation, the emphasis on development of assessments and instruments, and bias, fairness and validity of assessments. Her current interests, as a specialist in quantitative methods, relate to research designs, program evaluation in healthcare and nursing education.

Cheryl Prescod

Manager, Youth Programs, Black Creek Community Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

James Radner

Executive Director, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Radner has wide experience in civil society and international development, including positions at community health, education and economic development organizations; program and management work at Amnesty International U.S.A.; and consulting assignments for governments, aid institutions, businesses and civic organizations. Before coming to the Munk Centre to found the Boreal Institute Mr. Radner was a Senior Advisor at Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, DC. Mr. Radner is a Senior Fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies, where he directs the International Program on Social Entrepreneurship and Civil Society.

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