SYSTEMIC APPROACH FOR CHANGE AGENT - A NEGOTIATED EVALUATION FRAMEWORK FOR THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA
Keywords:Critical Systems Thinking, Evaluation, Social Development, Translational Science
The paper aims to introduce a negotiated evaluation framework for translating social program in complex situations. Based on the national characteristics of China and the complex nature of translating social program, the author faced many challenges of translating an adolescent development program from Hong Kong to China at once. By adopting the ideas of developmental evaluation and the theory of boundary critique, the author eventually formulated the evaluation framework in handling of the challenges. Example of using the framework is illustrated, and the reflection of using the framework is also discussed.