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Wray, Christina C.; Benjamin, David – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Exhibits offer insight into what an organization values while providing patrons the opportunity to be challenged and engaged. This paper explores ways exhibits policies can be crafted to move exhibits beyond the walls and cases to create a space for community discussion that promote growth and understanding by providing space for discussions,…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Policy Formation, Discussion, Community Involvement
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Sharma, Manoj; Batra, Kavita; Lakhan, Ram – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Alcohol drinking is a global public health concern. Alcohol advertisements and promotions influence youth to initiate underage alcohol consumption. Exposure to displays of beer, wine, and liquor in various settings has been pivotal in creating favorable social and perceived norms for societies, which has tremendously influenced youth drinking…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Advertising, Marketing
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Piazza, Peter – Berkeley Review of Education, 2017
This paper situates recent changes in educational policymaking, especially the increased use of the ballot initiative, within larger historical trends related to democratic engagement in policy development. I conduct an integrative literature review that combines conceptual analyses with findings from empirical investigations into new policymaking…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Public Opinion, Community Involvement
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Imaniriho, Dan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Over the past three decades, perceptions about the role of local population in policy development process have deeply changed. This change is related to the idea promoted by international institutions that the development actions cannot succeed without a strong local ownership and a broad approach that guarantee active participation of local…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Ownership, Community Involvement
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Hirano, Tatiana Lotierzo; Giannecchini, Laura; Magalhaes, Giovanna Mode; Munhoz, Fabiola; Croso, Camilla – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
In this article, we share the experience of the "Amplifying Voices" initiative. Held by the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) within the scope of public policy advocacy, "Amplifying Voices" applies the principles of consultation and dialogue in youth and adult education communities, aiming at a stronger…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Policy Formation, Advocacy, Educational Change
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Edwards, Rebecca M. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
This article argues that processes of disconnect and capture have affected Nepal's efforts to decentralise its education system, leading to a failure to engage the very stakeholders--parents and communities--that the reforms sought to reach. Specifically, disconnect occurred in the development and implementation of the latest…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Coalition for Community Schools, 2008
The challenges our nation faces in educating all of our young people are alarming. Yet in seeking solutions we often find ourselves divided. Public schools are too fundamental to our democratic values to leave isolated from other community institutions. This disconnect does not serve our children well. When addressing public education, we must act…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Community Involvement, Democratic Values, Public Education
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Bhola, H. S. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
Poverty reduction today, at least in rhetoric, is a global priority; the essential role of education in poverty reduction is universally assumed. However, the dialectic between the concurrent and contradictory processes of 'poverty reduction' and 'poverty induction' is not well understood, and the historically rooted and globally entrenched larger…
Descriptors: Ideology, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Poverty
Online Submission, 2005
In December 2001, The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution to establish the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), 2003-2012. The UNLD stresses "Literacy for All: A voice for all, learning for all." The publication records UNLD activities in the Asia and Pacific region during 2003 to 2004 and introduces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Disabilities, Community Involvement
Estabrooke, Marianna – 1997
A model of educational policy development is reported that is democratic without being egalitarian. It provides a process for gathering information from all interested groups in a school district to construct a policy that is uniquely suited to that district. It was designed to help a small committee construct a teacher evaluation policy for a…
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Involvement, Competence, Educational Policy
Davies, Don; And Others – 1993
This progress report of a multi-site project involving eight elementary and middle schools examines the effects of the schools' family involvement program on children's learning; parent and teacher attitudes; school climate; and district, state, and federal policy. The report also examines the ways in which selected policies aid or obstruct school…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
McClain, Edwin P. – 1980
The paper assesses four community based world affairs education projects--Columbus-in-The World (CITW), Kettering-Findlay Experiment (KFE), Community International Education Consultation (CIEC), Overseas Development Council, and Kettering Foundation Transnational Dialogues on Food and Development (TND). The objectives of the paper are to assess…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Community Leaders
Huguenin, Kathleen; And Others – 1979
This report attempts to determine how successful community groups have been at influencing school decision-making and policy formation. It begins by surveying several research and evaluation studies regarding citizen participation in educational decisions and placing special emphasis on a field study of 16 community organizations. The analysis…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizen Participation, Citizens Councils, Community Involvement
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Capper, Colleen; And Others – Journal of Education Policy, 1994
Examines a community-based interagency policy effort from two contrasting perspectives: critical theory and postmodernist. Specifically, explores neighborhood resident participation in a decentralized, collaborative effort, using qualitative observation and interview methods. Although such collaboration could be considered an empowering strategy…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Involvement, Critical Theory, Elementary Secondary Education
Easton, John Q.; And Others – 1993
This report proposes a new framework for understanding the different governance approaches taken by Local School Councils (LSCs) throughout the Chicago Public Schools, based on data collected during the 1991-92 school year. Meeting supervisors covered 155 council meetings at 14 randomly selected, representative schools, and interviewed principals,…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Meetings
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