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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Auburn University

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Building Capacity and Gaining Public Knowledge Through Deliberative Forums

Auburn University ATP students led a deliberative forum offering young people in Macon County Schools the chance to weigh the pros and cons of three approaches to the issue of Macon County’s future; the first approach was to build a youth-friendly community, the second was to improve the schools, and the third was to provide youth leadership development opportunities.

The forum is more than a focus group, since participants are asked what they think their role is in community development. Students are asked what they might have to give up or change to receive the outcomes they desire. We will seek thoughtful judgements, not just opinions. The forums are intended to spur innovative thinking, and the moderator led the group to identify the challenges and opportunities for their community.

Post forum questionnaires included questions to solicit information community leaders desire to know as they create and plan new opportunities for young people.

 

2016 ATP Proposal

Auburn University's Live Presentation in Washington, DC

2016 Final Report

 

Contact Information

Dr. Mark Wilson 
Director, Civic Learning Initiatives 
College of Liberal Arts 
Auburn University
Auburn University, AL 36849 
Telephone:  (334) 844-6198 

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Previous Conference Participation:
2015   2014   2013    2012    2011    2010


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CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


PAST PARTICIPANTS

Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech



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