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ERIC Number: ED513488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Changing the Conversation on Education in Connecticut: A Report on the Connecticut Community Conversations Project. Updated Version
Friedman, Will
Public Agenda
This paper introduces the Connecticut Community Conversations project and discusses the origins of the partnership between Public Agenda and the Graustien Memorial Fund in Connecticut. It describes Public Agenda's model of community dialogue and engagement and how it was specifically applied in the project. It then looks closely at the experience of a cross-section of sites involved in the project, giving a fuller sense of the forums and examining some of the effects and results. Lastly, it offers concluding analysis, and discusses implications of the Connecticut experience for other groups and institutions considering similar initiatives. Appended are: (1) Overview of Connecticut Forums to Date; and (2) Interview Notes with Key Community Conversation Organizers in Nine Sites. (Contains 2 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut