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ERIC Number: ED481425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Pages: 11
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Using Public Policy-Oriented Community-Based Research to Boost Both Community and Political Engagement.
Ball, William J.
The Leadership in Public Affairs program at the College of New Jersey has begun to implement a developmental model designed to increase the community and political engagement of students. The primary tool to achieve these ends is public policy-oriented, community-based research (CBR). To date, two courses and a student fellowship based on policy-oriented CBR have been piloted. The next stage is implementing the components as a developmental sequence. This paper outlines the objectives of the program, describes its components, and presents some initial assessment results that are compared to analysis of findings from other studies. The paper stresses that, while providing extended policy-oriented CBR experience within single courses has produced promising initial results, moving to a developmental model significantly strengthens the program and increases the positive impacts on community and political engagement. It points out that the true leap to a developmental program occurs in the 2003-2004 academic year when students who have completed at least one of the CBR courses will be invited to assume leadership positions. (Contains 14 references and 2 tables.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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