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ERIC Number: ED429069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-16
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Establishing Coalitions To Impact Public Policy: A Necessity for the 21st Century?
Pultorak, Ed; Singer, Rochelle; Brulle, Andrew
This paper discusses how the formation of coalitions and partnerships in Illinois has helped to impact public policy, sharing recommendations for forming coalitions that will help ensure educational excellence and equity in the 21st century through a shared decision-making process. After discussing the importance of forming coalitions, the paper presents an overview of the formulation and current status of the Illinois Network Coalition (INC). The INC was designed to promote high quality educational standards and offerings for all learners in Illinois through the sharing of information, the monitoring and informing of educational legislation, and the selected addressing of other educational issues in the state. Next, the paper explains the sequence of activities of the INC over 10 months. Finally, it presents nine recommendations for individuals and groups endeavoring to form a coalition. A concluding section discusses the future of teacher education, examining whether the establishment of coalitions will be necessary to ensure excellence and equity in the 21st century and questioning why teacher educators are not more involved in state agencies that dictate their future. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois