ERIC Number: ED275782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Policy Analysis from an Hispanic Perspective.
McKay, Emily G.
Up until now Hispanics have not gotten involved in the policy analysis field. By learning to specifically assess the actual or potential impact of alternate policies or programs, it will be possible to help decision makers adopt policies which are more equitable to Hispanics. The following steps may help an individual carry out policy analysis: (1) broadly define the policy analysis topic and scope, including subpopulation, alternatives, impacts, and basis of comparison; (2) identify sources of written information or data bases which can be used in the analysis; (3) identify contacts and use them to obtain additional written information and verbal analyses of issues; (4) use the information you have obtained to frame the issues and clearly specify the methods to be used in carrying out the policy analysis; (5) outline the sections of the report you will be preparing, including introduction, background, issues, alternatives and implications, conclusions and recommendations; (6) carry out the policy analysis, following the steps described in the "Alternatives and Implications" section outline; and (7) prepare one or more policy analysis reports based on findings and prepare to disseminate them appropriately. (PS)
Descriptors: Activism, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Hispanic Americans, Legislation, Lobbying, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Political Issues, Position Papers
National Council of La Raza, 20 F Street, N.W., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20001 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.