ERIC Number: ED429357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
"Calling the Roll": State-wide Study Circle Program on Education in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Program Description and Research Plan.
Pan, Diane; Mutchler, Sue; Knox, Lyndee
This document gives an overview of the "Calling the Roll" program, a two-state study-circle program. Study circles employ a public-engagement model that fosters dialogue among diverse individuals and groups. This report explores how participation in study circles affects the education policymaking process, and it examines the process of implementing a statewide program of study circles. The report is divided into five sections. Section 1 provides a summary of the program. Section 2 presents background information on public engagement and the policymaking process and explores deliberative dialogue and how the study-circle model encourages deliberative dialogue about education. Section 3 describes the statewide implementation of the "Calling the Roll" program in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Section 4 presents a description of the study, outlining the key questions and the research approach, along with site and sample selection criteria and data-collection processes. Section 5 provides a brief overview of the collaborative-research effort among the various organizations involved in the program. The study will provide educators and legislators needed information on the implementation of the program, as well as its short-, mid-, and long-term effects. A bibliography, a glossary, and a list of acronyms appear at the end. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Oklahoma