ERIC Number: ED323440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking Up. Some Guidelines for Improving Advocacy Skills.
Caldwell, Bettye M.
Advocacy for child development programs is discussed in this document. Advocacy for child development programs is described as having two main components: (1) convincing the general public of the importance of early childhood development; and (2) persuading lawmakers to allocate funds needed to do the job well. Ten guidelines for effective advocacy are given: (1) be informed; (2) be specific; (3) have a plan; (4) be honest; (5) form advocacy networks; (6) be flexible; (7) be dramatic; (8) be nice; (9) be confident; and (10) be diligent. Suggested readings on the topic of child advocacy are listed. The document concludes with a recommendation that all early childhood professionals be in contact with child advocacy organizations and need to use their resources in developing their own strategy. (Author/ABL)
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Attn: Publications Division, University of Texas, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998 (under $1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.