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Rist, Ray C.

Works: 119 works in 513 publications in 5 languages and 12,514 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Compiler, wpr
Classifications: LC214.22.O7, 370.19342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ray C Rist
Ten steps to a results-based monitoring and evaluation system : a handbook for development practitioners by Jody Zall Kusek( )

41 editions published between 1461 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible children : school integration in American society by Ray C Rist( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the day-to-day life of students, teachers, administrators and parents in an affluent white school located in Portland, Oregon. It gives an account of the first year of racial integration in the school, 1973-1974, when about thirty students from the black community were bused to and from the school. To describe the process of integration in this school, the city school system is examined. The social and cultural milieu of the school itself, as well as the approach it took to the presence of black children in the classrooms for the first time, are described. The first three days of the school year, with a particular focus on one classroom, are described. Several other classrooms are watched and followed through the fall. The ongoing patterns of interaction in the school are examined and the children are followed until the end of the first semester. The persistent processes during the second semester and the decisions teachers made on promotion and retention during the last days of school are described. The merits and liabilities of the approach the school took toward integration are discussed and the broader implications for social policy and further research endeavors are outlined. A bibliography is included. (Author/MC)
The urban school: a factory for failure; a study of education in American society by Ray C Rist( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes what has happened to one group of young black children in an urban school inside a black community persistently and doggedly contained by surrounding whites. Even beyond the realities of racism, their education was influenced by the pervasive impact of schools in perpetuating the existing inequalities of American society. This then is an account of how one school began to shape the lives and options of one group of black children, and how the children responded at different times with compliance, defiance, or simple withdrawal. The data for this study were gathered in St. Louis between September 1967 and January 1970. Chapter One focuses on the city school system and the school itself, its social and cultural milieu as well as the training, attitudes, and values the teachers brought with them to the various classrooms. Chapters Two and Three describe the kindergarten experience of one group of children, from the first day of school to the last. Chapter Four briefly follows the same group of children and outlines some of the patterns of organization in the first grade that were found to be influenced by the kindergarten year. Entering into second grade, Chapter Five traces the interactions and activities of the same children until the first weeks after their Christmas vacation. This is followed in Chapter Six by a summary of the study as well as a discussion of several alternatives for breaking the cycle of a perpetual creation of winners and losers. (Author/JM0
The road to results : designing and conducting effective development evaluations by Linda G Morra( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question
Desegregated schools : appraisals of an American experiment by Ray C Rist( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six studies collected in this book analyze the day-to-day realities of life in desegregated classrooms. The sites reported on range from New York to Memphis, and from the industrial Northeast to the Midwest and Deep South. They also vary by organization (elementary, middle, and high school), by the black-white ratio among students and faculty, by patterns of administrative leadership, and by levels of community support or resistance. Following an introduction (by Ray C. Rist) which provides a general theoretical and historical context for the six studies, the following papers are presented: (1) "The Veneer of Harmony: Social-Race Relations in a Southern Desegregated School" (Dorothy C. Clement, Margaret Eisenhart, and Joe R. Harding); (2) "Patience and Prudence in a Southern High School: Managing the Political Economy of Desegregated Education" (George W. Noblit); (3) "From Courtrooms to Classrooms: Managing School Desegregation in a Deep South High School" (Thomas W. Collins); (4) "Color, Class, and Social Control in an Urban Desegregated School" (Jacqueline Scherer and Edward J. Slawski); (5) "The Social Context of Learning in an Interracial School" (Janet Ward Schofield and H. Andrew Sagar); and (6) "Contacts among Cultures: School Desegregation in a Polyethnic New York City High School" (Mercer L. Sullivan). (Kh)
The pornography controversy : changing moral standards in American life by Ray C Rist( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influencing change : building evaluation capacity to strengthen governance by Ray C Rist( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first section of this book, four chapters explore how evaluation can influence and interact with the change process in policy and institutional development. Wijayatilake recalls a convincing and riveting story about how evaluation was introduced in Sri-Lanka and what kind of striking results could be achieved in a few years through a progressive pragmatic approach and strong leadership. Wiesner reviews the role of evaluation in the formation of macroeconomic policy in Latin America and outlines the role of demand for improved results and performance and of the accountability from the po
Poverty, inequality and evaluation : changing perspectives by Ray C Rist( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic premise of this book is that the conversation on the future of development needs to shift from a focus on poverty to that of inequality. The poverty emphasis is in an intellectual and political cul de sac. It does not address the fundamental question of why people are poor nor what can be done structurally and institutionally to reduce and eliminate it. The various chapters illustrate in the context of various countries and sectors around the world, the significant contributions that evaluators can make in terms of improvement of the analytical framework, analysis of the performance and results of specific programs and projects, as well as assessing and designing better public management systems in terms of poverty and inequality reduction. Beyond the specific contributions presented, three characteristics characterize those evaluations to be relevant for poverty and inequality analysis: a global-local approach: Global to move beyond disciplinary boundaries and consider cross-cutting issues, local to account for the diversity of countries, sectors, institutions and cultures considered; a problem-solving orientation: The issue evaluated is the core focus and determines the choice of evaluation methods to analyze this issue from a variety of angles; an evolutionary approach: Chapters presented are from iconoclasts who do not have any pre-established theory or school of thought to defend. This is the result of openness of mind and ability to adapt the analytical framework, the evaluation methods, and the interpretation of results in a constant interaction with the stakeholders. Such characteristics make evaluation a domain that can help understand better complex issues like poverty, inequality, vulnerability, and their interactions as well as propose a relevant and useful theory of change for public policies and projects to improve the plight of a large part of the world population in industrialized and developing countries alike.--
Development evaluation in times of turbulence : dealing with crises that endanger our future by Marie-Helene Boily( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent economic, social, and political turbulence has adversely affected both developed and developing countries. Development Evaluation in Times of Turbulence: Dealing with Crises That Endanger Our Future uses these traumatic years as the backdrop to observe and reflect on the consequences for development in general and evaluation in particular. The presence of turbulence in multiple sectors-especially in food, fuel, and finance-indicates that conventional evaluation behavior and beliefs are ill-suited to these new times. New ways of conducting development evaluation are needed, including more integrated approaches, increased stakeholder participation, better capacity building, and more effective implementation of the emerging paradigm of national monitoring and evaluation systems. Nearly 350 development evaluators from 85 countries came together at the 2011 Global Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) in Amman, Jordan, to analyze the changes resulting from the turbulence and how these changes fundamentally affect development evaluation. The chapters in this volume have been developed from papers presented at the meeting."--Publisher's website
Policy studies review annual( )

in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restructuring American education; innovations and alternatives by Ray C Rist( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of this collection of articles by various authors are organized in two parts. Part I, "Innovations within the present educational system," includes the following articles: "Children and their Caretakers," N.K. Denzin; "Participation, decentralization, community control, and quality education," M.D. Fantini; "Educational Vouchers: a proposal for diversity and choice," J. Areen and C. Jencks; "Black English for black schools: a call for educational congruity," R.C. Rist; "The right to learn versus the right to read," N. Silberberg and M.C. Silberberg; and, "The search for an educational revolution," S.M. Miller and F. Riessman. Part ii, "Alternatives to the present educational system," includes the following articles: "Freedom and learning: the need for choice," P. Goodman; "Race and education: a search for legitimacy," C.V. Hamilton; "Private schools for black children," C. Jencks; "Another look at student rights and the function of schooling," Parent and Students of the Elizabeth Cleaners Street School; "The storefront school: a vehicle for change," W.C. Nelson; "Recurrent education: an alternative system," B. Stein and S.M. Miller; and, "The alternative to schooling," I. Illich. (Jm)
Education, social science, and the judicial process( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guestworkers in Germany : the prospects for pluralism by Ray C Rist( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrots, sticks & sermons : policy instruments and their evaluation by John McCormick( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons offers a comprehensive analysis of categories and typologies of policy instruments. It classifies sticks, carrots, and sermons - or, more specifically, regulation, economic means, and information. Readers are offered a comparative perspective of evaluation practice in foreign contexts. Special attention is paid to the examples of Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Canada, the United States, and the Republic of Korea. As such, this volume crosses language barriers that stand in the way of dispersing research results among the international community of theoreticians and practitioners. As nations become increasingly interdependent, problems of implementation and evaluation of policy choices will become issues of increasing gravity
Program evaluation and the management of government : patterns and prospects across eight nations by Ray C Rist( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can governments learn? : comparative perspectives on evaluation & organizational learning( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The democratic imagination : dialogues on the work of Irving Louis Horowitz by Ray C Rist( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter Introduction Ray C. Rist -- part Section One: The Theory of Social Practice -- chapter 1 Values, Technology, and Administration: The Weberian Inheritance James E. Katz -- chapter 2 The Moral Career of a Political Sociologist: Liberalism and the Democratic Spirit Howard G. Schneidiferman -- chapter 3 Genocide and Social Structure: Reflections on The Origins of Totalitarianism and Taking Lives Jeanne H. Guillemin -- chapter 4 Communication, Community, and Sociology Abraham Edel -- part Section Two: The Sociology of Politics -- chapter 5 Democracy as a Coalition of Cultures Aaron Wildavsky -- chapter 6 Politics in the West: Totalitarian and Democratic Peter F. Drucker -- chapter 7 Anti-Americanism: A Comparative Examination of Postwar Europe Walter Laqueur -- chapter 8 Organized Disordifer: Terrorism, Politics, and Society Martha Crenshaw -- part Section Three: Social Research and Professional Ethics -- chapter 9 Policy, Social Science, and Action Anselm Strauss -- chapter 10 Professional Sociology: The Case of C. Wright Mills Howard S. Becker -- chapter 11 Policy-Making and the Quest for an Autonomous Social Science William A. Donohue -- part Section Four: Nation-Building and Development -- chapter 12 Worlds of Development: The Sociological Perspective John D. Martz -- chapter 13 The Sociology of Truth and Its Consequences Simon M. Fass -- chapter 14 Three Worlds of Development: An African Context Tunde Olatunde Odetola -- chapter 15 Three Worlds and One Future? The Korean Case of Social Development Theory Byoung-Lo Philo Kim -- part Section Five: Cuba, the Caribbean, and Communism -- chapter 16 Conscience, Courage, and the Cuban Revolution: Studying Thirty-Five Years of a Failed System Ernesto F. Betancourt -- chapter 17 Successful Inferences and Mutating Views: Horowitz’s Writings on Socialist Cuba’s Domestic and Foreign Policies Carmelo Mesa-Lago -- chapter 18 The Courage of a Real Lion: Horowitz’s Contributions to Cuban Studies -- part Section Six: Religion, Culture, and the Jewish Enigma -- chapter 19 Reflections of a Jewish Traveler: An Intellectual and Personal Odyssey William B. Helmreich -- chapter 20 Israel and the American Diaspora Michael Curtis -- chapter 21 In Pursuit of Objectivity -- chapter 22 Raymond Horricks 22. Six Deconstructionists in Search of a Preferred Reading and One Sociologist Discovered to be a Deconstructionist Arthur Asa Berger -- chapter 23 “You Know Something Is Happening, but You Don’t Know What It Is” R. Serge Denisoff with George Plasketes -- part Section Seven: Publishing and the Craft of Writing -- chapter 24 The Scholar as Publisher Mary E. Curtis -- chapter 25 Planning Expeditions into Uncharted Territory Beth Luey -- chapter 26 Scholarly Productivity: A Compulsive Quantifier’s Appreciation Nathaniel J. Pallone -- chapter 27 Daydreams and Nightmares as Sociological Autobiography William N. Dunn -- chapter 28 Irving Louis Horowitz: A Brief Career Summary Deborah A. Stanley
Earning and learning : youth employment policies and programs by Ray C Rist( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating country development policies and programs : new approaches for a new agenda( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding work : cross national perspectives on employment and training by Ray C Rist( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The urban school: a factory for failure; a study of education in American society
The urban school: a factory for failure; a study of education in American societyThe road to results : designing and conducting effective development evaluationsInfluencing change : building evaluation capacity to strengthen governanceRestructuring American education; innovations and alternativesCarrots, sticks & sermons : policy instruments and their evaluationProgram evaluation and the management of government : patterns and prospects across eight nationsCan governments learn? : comparative perspectives on evaluation & organizational learning
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Rist, R. C. 1944-

Rist, Ray C.

리스트, 레이 C. 1944-

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