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THE ART OF ADVOCACY

Stone (2002) describes a type of political decision-making that “cherishes the richness and diversity of the human mind, that values politics and community, and that renders more visible the political claims underlying what is usually passed off as scientific truth” (p. xii). Her approach is based on an appreciation for different worldviews, the interdependence of individuals, and policymaking as an iterative process.

In this Discussion, you will analyze the relationship between advocacy and positive social change based on the perspectives of Stone and others.

To prepare for the Discussion, review Stone’s model of a political community (polis) and the art of political decision making. Reflect on a time when you (or others) advocated successfully for or against a change. What obstacles did you (or others) face? What strategies were used to overcome those obstacles?

Post your analysis of the relationship between advocacy and positive social change. Be sure to reference Stone’s model and other course resources.Johns Hopkins University. (2012). Writing policy briefs: A guide to translating science and engaging stakeholders. Links to an external site.Baltimore, MD: The Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center. 

Focus on the “Policy Brief Checklist” and other instructions for creating an original policy brief. You will use them to structure your module Assignment.

Writing Guidelines: Policy Brief. (n.d.). Retrieved May 26, 2016, from http://gdppc.idebate.org/content/writing-guideline…

Focus on the five elements of an effective policy brief.

Education Commission of the States. Links to an external site.(n.d.). Retrieved May 20, 2016

Focus on sample policy briefs for use in the module Assignment.

Alliance for Excellent Education. Links to an external site.(n.d.). Retrieved May 20, 2016, from http://www.all4ed.org/

Focus on sample policy briefs for use in the module Assignment.

Regents of the University of Colorado. (n.d.). National Education Policy Center (NEPC).National Education Policy Center. (n.d.). Policy briefs. Links to an external site.Retrieved May 26, 2016

Gallagher, C., Rabinowitz, S., & Yeagley, P. (2011). Measuring teacher effectiveness: An overview of state policies and practices related to pre-K–12 teacher effectiveness or teacher evaluation. Links to an external site.San Francisco, CA: Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center (AACC).
PolicyOptions.org. Links to an external site.(n.d.). Retrieved May 20, 2016

Links to an external site.Retrieved May 20, 2016