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ERIC Number: EJ807482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Authentic Political Conversation: What It Does and Does Not Do
Brenneman, Patricia; Johnson, Ronda; Pirkle, Tracy
Journal of School Public Relations, v28 n4 p331-349 Fall 2007
Authentic political conversation entails identifying the work, bringing together stakeholders, providing information, framing questions, giving individuals a voice, being transparent, and acting on the values of the group's collective good. Through this process, we identify common core values and respond to the basic human need to be connected--to become part of important work and set the course of our collective future. Oak Hills Local School District used this process to educate its community about Ohio school funding and engage community members in making funding decisions. The community was given an active role in setting the school board's fiscal course. Organizational leaders enjoyed the benefit of understanding the community, and the public made a decision in the best interest of the greater good.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio