ERIC Number: ED199100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Identifying and Meeting Training Needs for Public Participation Responsibilities in Water Resources Planning. Publication No. 107.
Ertel, Madge O.
This project surveyed planners in coastal zone management and 208 programs in New England to determine what type of skills and/or experience were required for planners to implement successful public participation programs. The research indicated that prior experience is more directly related to perceived adequacy than either academic or experiential background and therefore concluded that all planners should receive, as part of their professional preparation, specific training that will give them a viable substitute for this experience before they begin their professional careers. Recommendations for such a curriculum, stressing the importance of the development of public communication skills, are provided. (Author/CO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Research and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Water Resources Research Center.
Note: Contains occasional marginal legibility.