The Power of Participation

Author: Edinburgh (Scotland). Department of Children and Families

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ISBN: OCLC:86166343

Category: Meetings

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The Power of Participation Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning Connection Engagement and Action

"This is a book that should be OPEN on every meeting planner's or event marketer's desk, and used every day.

Author: Adrian Segar

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ISBN: 151155598X

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Page: 322

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"This is a book that should be OPEN on every meeting planner's or event marketer's desk, and used every day."--Paul Salinger, VP of Marketing, Oracle In his bestselling book Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love Adrian Segar taught readers how to design and execute remarkable conferences. But this book focuses on improving meetings at a finer level--the individual meeting sessions. Today, the most common reason that people give for attending face-to-face meetings is making valuable connections. Yet, time and time again, "networking" is relegated to meals and socials outside the sessions, and events are filled with lectures followed by a few minutes of audience questions. The Power of Participation provides conference presenters, organizers, and marketers with a comprehensive toolkit of simple techniques for creating participative sessions that involve the audience in their learning. Adrian Segar shows how you can turn passive attendees into active participants, which boosts learning, adds opportunities to meet and learn with peers during sessions, builds community and engagement, and improves desired action outcomes at your events. Smart presenters and meeting organizers are integrating experiential learning and peer connection into their events. This book tells you how to do it. Buy The Power of Participation to learn why it's so important to incorporate participant action into every aspect of your event, what you need to know to create a meeting environment that supports and encourages participation, and when and how to use this extensive compendium of specific, detailed techniques to radically improve your sessions and meetings.
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Parents and Teachers

Whilst presenting these issues within a consideration of broader themes such as citizenship, community, power and participation, the book discusses the reasons why initiatives designed to improve home-school relations appear to result in ...

Author: Carol Vincent

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750705183

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Parents and Teachers: Power and Participation is about the factors that shape and influence home-school relations. At its heart is an analysis of parent-teacher relationships in an inner city borough, drawn from case studies of five primary schools and a parents' centre. Interviews elicited from parents' views on a range of issues, including the curriculum, discipline and their relationships with their children's teachers. The author also considers teachers' perspectives on these matters, and explores the influence of social class, ethnicity and gender on parent-teacher interactions. Whilst presenting these issues within a consideration of broader themes such as citizenship, community, power and participation, the book discusses the reasons why initiatives designed to improve home-school relations appear to result in such limited change.
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The Participant

In this book, Christopher M. Kelty traces four stories of participation across the twentieth century, showing how they are part of a much longer-term problem in relation to the individual and collective experience of representative ...

Author: Christopher M. Kelty

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226666938

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Participation is everywhere today. It has been formalized, measured, standardized, scaled up, network-enabled, and sent around the world. Platforms, algorithms, and software offer to make participation easier, but new technologies have had the opposite effect. We find ourselves suspicious of how participation extracts our data or monetizes our emotions, and the more procedural participation becomes, the more it seems to recede from our grasp. In this book, Christopher M. Kelty traces four stories of participation across the twentieth century, showing how they are part of a much longer-term problem in relation to the individual and collective experience of representative democracy. Kelty argues that in the last century or so, the power of participation has dwindled; over time, it has been formatted in ways that cramp and dwarf it, even as the drive to participate has spread to nearly every kind of human endeavor, all around the world. The Participant is a historical ethnography of the concept of participation, investigating how the concept has evolved into the form it takes today. It is a book that asks, “Why do we participate?” And sometimes, “Why do we refuse?”
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The Art of Facilitating Participation

How can facilitators be used to enable people's participation in development processes and projects? This book presents the experiences of facilitators from a variety of settings.

Author: Shirley A White

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015049632048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

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How can facilitators be used to enable people's participation in development processes and projects? This book presents the experiences of facilitators from a variety of settings. It combines their conceptual thinking with practical `how-to' hints for successful participatory projects.
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Contested Terrain

Essays pointing to the volatility of suburban politics, and their impact on economic and social life.

Author: Marc L. Silver

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313296006

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Essays pointing to the volatility of suburban politics, and their impact on economic and social life.
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African American Mothers and Urban Schools

"Professor Winters, while challenging stereotypes about the capacity of the poor to change and grow, certainly does not gloss over the major barriers.

Author: Wendy Glasgow Winters

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0669282014

Category: Education

Page: 136

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"Professor Winters, while challenging stereotypes about the capacity of the poor to change and grow, certainly does not gloss over the major barriers. . . .Winters' book is a testament to the strength, the willpower, and the indomitable courage of these African-American women, who by participating actively to improve their children's education, stretched themselves to achieve new goals. . . ". -- Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, University of California, Berkeley; Author, Young, Black and Male in America.
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People Power Participation

"This book contributes to a history of community development in Australia and to debates about its future as a strategy for social change.

Author: Mary Lane

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ISBN: 0987539604

Category: Community development

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Politics Participation Power Relations

Every educator, parent, student, and all those young people now making their voices heard all over the world should read this book.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789460917431

Category: Education

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Richard Mitchell and Shannon Moore have put together a brilliant book that not only fills this void, but makes one of the most powerful cases I have read for addressing young people in terms that not only allow them to talk back, be heard, but also to enjoy those rights and freedoms that give democracy a real claim on its ideals and promises. Every educator, parent, student, and all those young people now making their voices heard all over the world should read this book.
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Power Participation and Political Renewal

Case Studies in Public Participation Barnes, Marian, Newman, Janet, Helen C. Sullivan. expressed . It is interesting that most – perhaps all – of the case ...

Author: Barnes, Marian

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861346670

Category: Political Science

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This book offers a critical examination of both the discourse and practice of participation in order to understand the significance of this explosion in participatory forums, and the extent to which such practices represent a fundamental change in governance.
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Power Participation and Policy

According to Foucault, therefore, power dynamics are both non-subjective as well as intentional.21 The Foucauldian perception and the more mainstream ...

Author: Katsuhiko Masaki

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739111779

Category: Political Science

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Power, Participation, and Policy proposes an alternative approach to making sense of popular participation in the policy process, in light of the subtle workings of power in society. This study, based on field research carried out in Nepal, illustrates that the policy process is implicated in a web of "cultural politics" experienced by different stakeholders, namely their daily struggles to suture rifts in their identities in the face of competing demands arising from their daily social interaction. The constant renegotiations of the overall policy direction among decision-makers, combined with the contested nature of the policy implementation on the ground, provide a fertile ground for ordinary people to exert leverage over the unfolding of policymaking. Masaki therefore draws the conclusion that a potential for the "emancipation" of ordinary people is immanent in the day-to-day flow of policymaking.
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Power Process and Participation

There are notes on how to use the book and how to choose from the tools offered. This book would be useful to anyone looking for both an overview of participation and how it can be used and misused; and guidance on facilitating the process.

Author: Rachel Slocum

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: UOM:39015037270652

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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This book focuses on participatory capacity-building in ways that address the practical needs and strategic interests of the disadvantaged and disempowered - it examines how differences in class, ethnicity, race, caste, religion, age and gender lead to the 'politics of exclusion'. It offers innovative, accessible tools to enable facilitators from both inside and outside communities to empower those who are frequently omitted from decision-making processes. The style and approach are interactive, stimulating reflection and involvement by all parties. Power, Process and Participation aims to enable facilitators from inside and outside communities to involve and empower those commonly excluded in decision making processes. It provides a balanced overview of how 'participation' has been used in this context and raises the questions that all those involved in this type of activity should ask themselves. There are three distinct sections: Part 1: Definitions, history and issues - which provides an overview of some of the broad issues underlying the themes addressed in this book. A useful brief history is given of well known participatory methodologies and key questions are asked on the use and misuse of 'participation': whose ends does it serve, who is involved and what are the power relations, appropriate time frames and scale and how should it proceed in order to best serve the interests of the people involved? Part 2: Methods and ethics in our research and our use of the mediaN251pp - Whose expertise counts? How is it acknowledged? These are explored in the context of contributors' experience of undertaking research with women in Zimbabwe. Questions of ownership and consent as well as other issues are discussed further in the context of the use of video in participatory communication. Part 3: Tools for environmental and social change - The longest section in the book gives 35 tools and how to use them in facilitating participation. An introductory session explains how to use the section. Tools are cross referenced and for each the purpose, materials, process and estimated time is provided. For a number of the tools, examples of how they have been used in practice are included. Power, Process and Participation describes itself as a manual and although it does not immediately look like one, it is readable, logically arranged and combines instructions on how tools can be used with examples of how they have been used in practice. There are notes on how to use the book and how to choose from the tools offered. This book would be useful to anyone looking for both an overview of participation and how it can be used and misused; and guidance on facilitating the process.
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