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

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dc.contributor.advisor Leach, Belinda
dc.contributor.advisor Preibisch, Kerry
dc.contributor.author Pellett Gillette, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-24T21:10:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-24T21:10:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-01
dc.date.created 2014-01-22
dc.date.issued 2014-01-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7835
dc.description.abstract This 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.sponsorship SSHRC en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Caribbean seasonal agricultural workers en_US
dc.subject emancipatory epistemologies en_US
dc.subject emancipatory methodologies en_US
dc.subject social inclusion en_US
dc.subject program evaluation en_US
dc.title A Tale of Two Stories: An evaluation of the Caribbean Workers Outreach Program, and a reflexive analysis of the evaluation/research project en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Sociology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Collaborative International Development Studies en_US
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