Revista brasileira de crescimento e desenvolvimento humano
versão ISSN 0104-1282
SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio et al. Evaluation of intervention programs with adolescents: limits, progress and prospects. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.3, pp. 883-893. ISSN 0104-1282.
The aim of this study is to describe the state of the art of the evaluation of intervention programs with adolescents. Through a literature review, six articles published between 2008 and 2010, were retrieved. Of these, four were empirical, one theoretical and one a literature review, with the majority of the publications by North American authors. The studies address instruments and methods used to evaluate programs and seek a connection between research and practice. According to the methodological approach, they were predominantly qualitative research. The studies indicate an interest linked to the development and refinement of interventions with adolescents and the sophistication of a critical discussion of the description studies of efficacy indicators. Among the contributions, there is the consideration of the context for evaluation research and its potential relationship with the improvement of the intervention programs. The results can be seen as guidelines for the professionals of the field, promoting the construction of practices and knowledge regarding the role of the evaluator.
Palavras-chave : evaluation; programs; adolescents; literature review.