ERIC Number: ED373931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Use of ADR in Extension Public Policy Education Programs and Roles Extension Can Play in Dispute Resolution.
Danielson, Leon E.; Garber, Simon K.
The extension educator in public policy education and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has many roles from which to choose. These include information provider, technical advisor, convener, facilitator and program developer. The increased importance of issues programming and the increased priority given to measurement of results are creating additional pressures on educators to take a "resolution-of-the-issue" approach toward public policy education. Extension public policy educators can respond by incorporating concepts and techniques from dispute resolution into their ongoing public policy education programs. This may involve an expansion of the group facilitation role to include issue facilitation (citizen participation, interest-based negotiation and consensus building) and adding the roles of promoter of dispute resolution and mediator. This change will require increased training on facilitation and mediation skills, provision of new teaching materials, and increased support from extension administration. This document contains short descriptions of 15 extension programs and activities on facilitation and dispute resolution. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Controversial Topics; Facilitators; Public Policy Education
Note: In: "Increasing Understanding of Public Problems and Policies: 1993"; see RC 019 485.