Publication - Research and analysis

What works to reduce prejudice and discrimination? - A review of the evidence

Published: 14 Oct 2015
ISBN:
9781785447235

A review of international evidence on prejudice reduction interventions

What works to reduce prejudice and discrimination? - A review of the evidence
Appendix 1

Appendix 1

From Sutton et al (2007) 'Getting the Message Across'

Figure 4.1: Checklist for assessing initiatives to reduce racial prejudice or

Discrimination

Design
1. Are the likely mechanisms of successful practices in place? Y N
2. Are the objectives and aims well defined? Y N
3. Are the specified aims and outcomes realistic? Y N
4. Are target audiences identified? Y N
5. Is the initiative sustainable (sustained change may take time)? Y N
6. Is it modelled after other successful initiatives? Y N
7. Is it practical? Y N
8. Is it replicable? Y N
9. Is it generalisable? Y N
Nature of message
1. Does the message avoid the use of unrecognisable stereotypes? Y N
2. Does the message emphasise positive similarities? Y N Y N
3. Does the message include positive role models of in- and outgroups? Y N
4. Is the message unambiguous? Y N
5. Is the medium appropriate? Y N
6. Is the medium readily available and/or widely circulated or visible? Y N
Evaluation
1. Are the impacts of the initiative measurable? Y N
2. Have mechanisms such as pre-initiative baseline measures, budgeting and allowing time for evaluation been built in? Y N
3. Has evaluation been conducted of the proposed type of initiative. If so, how well?
Have evaluation mechanisms such as pre-initiative baseline measures, budgeting and allowing time for evaluation been built in?
Y N
4. How were target audiences identified? Y N
5. How were target audiences' responses measured (quantitatively or qualitatively, both, or neither)? Y Y
Resources for implementation, monitoring and evaluation
1. Is the leading organisation appropriate (given its mandate etc.)? Y N
2. What is the organisational base of the body responsible for implementation? What is the history of its "success" in other initiatives? Y N
3. Are the staff implementation, monitoring and evaluation resources adequate given the scope of the initiative? Y N
4. Are there community partners, or is there multi-agency support? Y N Y N
Definition of problem
1. Are the particular requirements and sensitivities of the target audiences understood and accounted for in the design of the initiative? Y N
2. Are the problems of racial prejudice and/or discrimination to be targeted adequately identified, defined, conceptualised or understood? Y N
3. Who is doing what to whom, in which way, why, where, when and with what effects? Y N

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