Areas of Expertise
The ability to understand, communicate with, and interact effectively with people from different cultures is an especially important skill to possess in a 21st century global economy. AIR conducts research and evaluation, synthesizes information, develops tools to improve, and provides consultation and technical assistance to increase cultural and linguistic competence in education, mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, and youth development. AIR’s approaches involve individual and organizational assessment and capacity development, disparity reduction, and the collection and analysis of data.
The Impact of Culture and Context on Program Evaluation: The Model Institutions for Excellence Program
This paper specifically highlights the role of culture and context in the evaluation of this NSF/NASA sponsored program.