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ERIC Number: ED339821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Legislative Advocacy: A Comparative Analysis and Plan for the Future for the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Preliminary Draft.
Miller, Martha A.; And Others
A study explored the grassroots membership advocacy on national policy and federal legislative issues of national education associations located in Washington, D.C. Persons were interviewed at six associations: National University Continuing Education Association, American Psychological Association, American Council on Education, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, National School Boards Association, and American Vocational Association. All association headquarters have a presence that provides for the promotion of their purposes with regard to national policy and federal legislative issues. Associations use coalitions to build support for positions they promote and encourage grassroots advocacy for federal legislative issues in numerous ways. National meetings, publications, and personal contacts are used to educate the membership. Personal contacts in Congress and with other associations and agencies remain the best sources of information. This report contains four sections, of which the first and longest is the report of the study itself. The section begins with a review and analysis of the association's advocacy efforts, and this is followed by summaries of the information gathered in interviews with each association. Names and addresses of contacts and associations and interview questions are appended to this section. The three other sections of this report include a grassroots advocacy plan for the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), a content outline for AAACE's governmental relations publication, and a content outline for a governmental relations presentation at the 1991 annual AAACE conference. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A