A Tale of Two Stories: An evaluation of the Caribbean Workers Outreach Program, and a reflexive analysis of the evaluation/research project

dc.contributor.advisorLeach, Belinda
dc.contributor.advisorPreibisch, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorPellett Gillette, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-24T21:10:49Z
dc.date.available2014-01-24T21:10:49Z
dc.date.copyright2014-01
dc.date.created2014-01-22
dc.date.issued2014-01-24
dc.degree.departmentCollaborative International Development Studiesen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmeSociologyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis tells two paralleled stories: namely, that of a member-informed program evaluation, as well as a critical, reflexive analysis of the researcher’s experience of conducting this investigation. The focus of the research and analysis was an appraisal of the Caribbean Workers Outreach Program (CWOP), a prominent social inclusion initiative to/for Caribbean seasonal agricultural workers in the Niagara region (Ontario, Canada). Still, in light of the academic literature on alternative/ emancipatory epistemologies and methodologies and thus an understanding that knowledge is situated, value-laden, political, and intricately connected to power, the author has overtly written a reflexive practice into this thesis too. In summary, the qualitative data arising from the member-informed program evaluation revealed support for the importance of social inclusion efforts for seasonal agricultural workers, as well as specifically highlighted some of the greatest strengths and challenges facing CWOP (as a case-study), along with targeted recommendations for future improvements.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/7835
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectCaribbean seasonal agricultural workersen_US
dc.subjectemancipatory epistemologiesen_US
dc.subjectemancipatory methodologiesen_US
dc.subjectsocial inclusionen_US
dc.subjectprogram evaluationen_US
dc.titleA Tale of Two Stories: An evaluation of the Caribbean Workers Outreach Program, and a reflexive analysis of the evaluation/research projecten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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