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ERIC Number: EJ942911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
A "Tale of Two Cities:" A Comparative Case Study of Community Engagement and Costs in Two Levy Campaigns
Ingle, W. Kyle; Johnson, Paul A.; Petroff, Ruth Ann
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v24 n2 p2-14 Spr 2011
Using Anderson's (1998) framework for authentic community engagement and Levin and McEwan's (2001) "ingredients method," this comparative case study analyzed contrasting approaches to levy campaigns undertaken by two suburban school districts and the associated costs of the campaigns. We found that District A ran a campaign that "authentically" engaged community members with lower opportunity costs for district personnel (administrators and teachers) and success at the polls. District B ran a "central office campaign" with higher opportunity costs for district personnel and defeat at the polls. While overall costs for District A were higher than those of District B, costs per registered voter were lower for District A than District B. (Contains 6 footnotes and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio