ERIC Number: ED373930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Innovations in Public Policy Education.
Hahn, Alan J.
Four major changes have occurred in public policy education during the past 5-0 years. First, public policy educators have richer and more complicated discussions about the relative benefits of advocacy and objectivity in policy education. Second, public policy educators and community developers are moving toward a genuine merger of content and process, their respective strengths. Third, a richer and more complicated picture is developing of how public policy education impacts public understanding and the policy formation process. Fourth, educators are finding better language to talk about educational objectives and impacts. Interviews with citizens show that they are dissatisfied with politics, yet they are not apathetic to issues and they desire fair solutions. Interviews with policymakers reveal a similar degree of dissatisfaction with politics, but many of them have only limited views of how relationships with citizens could be different. The emerging public policy education concept resonates with a widely-recognized societal need for better ways to practice politics. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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