ERIC Number: ED424312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Community Consultation: Power, Politics, and Policies.
This book and its accompanying video are part of the work of the Transnational Innovation Multimedia for Employment (TIME) project in England, a project designed to look at the life-long learning needs of inner-city community members and when appropriate to negotiate access to higher education. This guide is aimed at helping those who are considering some form of community consultation or survey to think through the "political" aspects of the work. Considering political aspects is vital if findings are to influence local communities, local agencies, and politicians. The first question that should be asked is who the organization would like to influence and with whom they will be able to work. Key tasks related to this question are developing a stakeholder analysis and exploring prejudices and stereotypes that will influence the approach. A second essential question is what impact is desired, and a third is how the materials from the consultation or survey will be used. Designing the consultation requires completing the tasks of developing a platform, structuring one's thoughts, and mapping the contexts. Different approaches to community consultation are outlined through case studies of three projects. The first is a needs assessment in an inner-city neighborhood in an English city. The second is the TIME project itself, which focused on the life-long learning needs of inner-city residents in Nottingham (England). The third case study is that of the feasibility of a day care center for a large housing estate (project) in Nottingham. These three studies illustrate the principles of community consultation in action. (Contains nine endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Involvement, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Political Influences, Program Development, Surveys, Urban Areas, User Needs (Information), Vocational Education
Urban Programme Research Group, School of Education, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nottingham Univ. (England). School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)