ERIC Number: ED163214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Participation: Building a Constituency for Public Policy.
Toner, Nea Carroll; Toner, Walter B., Jr.
This paper, the first in a series of five on the current state of citizen education, focuses on citizen participation in decision making. After a brief introduction to citizen participation, the authors discuss the involvement of citizens in decision making viewed as a problem-solving process. The five problem-solving steps covered are: define the problem or need, gather information about the problem, analyze the information and develop alternative solutions, evaluate the alternatives, and select a final action or policy. Five guidelines for planning a citizen participation program are then discussed. The final part of this paper consists of seven tables that present the most commonly used methods for citizen participation programs and suggest the most appropriate methods to accomplish each of six program objectives. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Citizen Education Staff.
Authoring Institution: Toner & Associates, Inc., Seattle, WA.
Note: For related documents see CE 018 714-717