A comprehensive text on the theory and practice of public participation
Written by two leaders in the field, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy explores the theory and practice of public participation in decision-making and problem-solving.
Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform
Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt, Allison Rizzolo, Sabrina W. Laine, Will Friedman | 2013
Everyone at the Table provides materials to genuinely engage teachers in the evaluation process. The book is a research-based and field-tested practical guide for school leaders. With this resource, educators will have the tools they need to develop mean...
Your Guided Tour to America's Employment Crisis
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | 2012
There's nothing more fundamental to a decent life in America than having a job. Unemployment is the public's top concern and potentially the most damaging part of the Great Recession. "Where Did the Jobs Go—and How Do We Get Them Back?" is a basic guide ...
A New Guide to Creating Sustainable Change in Education Reform
Jean Johnson | 2012
Far too often, throughout our work in the education field, we've seen even the most earnest and promising ideas from experts and reformers for improving schools and ramping up student learning met with confusion, anxiety or even anger from teachers, pare...
A Must-Read On How the Public Makes Up its Mind, and How Understanding That Can Make Democracy Stronger
Dan Yankelovich and Will Friedman, Ph.D. | 2011
"Toward Wiser Public Judgment," edited by social scientist and public opinion research pioneer Daniel Yankelovich and public engagement theorist and practitioner Will Friedman, revisits Yankelovich's landmark 1991 book, "Coming to Public Judgment", on th...
Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | 2011
The battle over the federal budget is on, and it's not just an inside-the-Beltway argument. The rising national debt -- and what we choose to do about it -- will affect your savings, your retirement, your mortgage, your health care, and your children. Ho...
Your Guided Tour to the Energy Crisis
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | 2009
In the 2008 bestseller, "Where Does the Money Go?" Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson cut through the confusing political jargon to give readers an unbiased, understandable, and even humorous look at the federal budget crisis. In WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS? (H...