The Big Picture for TE

TE is located at the intersection of a Christian worldview, the profession of evaluation, and approaches to community development.

Christian worldview

  • The ways of Jesus are a guide to practicing TE.

Evaluation profession

  • Within the profession program evaluation examines relationships between resources, processes and outcomes of a program, taking into account the surrounding context and various stake holder groups, as well as comparisons with alternative options.

Approaches to community development

  • Transformational approaches to community development seek sustainable changes among community residents related to loving God and neighbor, and empowerment of the community to influence social structures, systems and institutions for the common good.

Create a Venn diagram, TE Venn, that shows the intersections of the three circles that represent the three elements. Think about the features of each intersection; how does this inform you about the nature of TE?

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