Tuesday, August 15, 2006

 

Just the Facts About Public Issue Forums

There are three main Public Issue Forum topics this blog will focus on. Various content from the forums will be shared and readers will be able to deliberate online.

Most importantly, each of these forums have online moderator's guides, questionaires and other material available online (for free) that can be used to host large or small group forums or discussions.

You can learn more about these forum topics, and download the available material, online at http://extension.missouri.edu/swregion/Publicissues/issueforums.shtml.

DEMOCRACY’S CHALLENGE: Reclaiming the Public's Role
Most of us have become spectators instead of participants in the political process. What has gone wrong, and what should we do about it?

NEWS MEDIA AND SOCIETY: HOW TO RESTORE THE PUBIC TRUST?
Everything you need to host your own forum or study circle on this topic.

SHOULD WE BAN FIREWORKS?
A discussion guide for a public issues forum entitled, "Should We Ban Fireworks?" is available online. You can also read notes from previous forums on this same topic.

As this blog develops it will include Q&As and public issue forum content.
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