Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) presents: Policy Advocacy for Democracy

Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) presents:

Policy Advocacy for Democracy by Dr. Sue Winton & Lauren Jarvis, York University

October 21, 2015,  3:00 pm, Room 1139 (Community Room)

Faculty of Education, Western University

Recent debates over Ontario’s revised Health and Physical Education (aka “sex ed”) curriculum and teachers’ contracts highlight the diverse range of policy actors in the province’s policy processes. While often messy, citizens’ engagement in these processes is necessary for democracy.  Drawing on their current research, Prof. Sue Winton and Lauren Jervis will present strategies policy actors use in efforts to influence policy decisions, public sentiment, and everyday practices.  Pointing to struggles over fundraising and special education policies as examples, the speakers will also demonstrate how and why social and historical contexts influence outcomes of advocacy efforts.

Come for good discussion and snacks!

For more information, contact Melody Viczko (mviczko@uwo.ca)

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