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Community Dialogue Guide: Conducting a Discussion on Race

The Community Relations Service assists communities with crisis management and violence reduction. Their user-friendly Community Dialogue Guide includes sections on the characteristics of community dialogues on race, steps in organizing a dialogue, the role of the dialogue leader, a sample small group dialogue, and more. (continue)

Public Schools: Are They Making The Grade? (NIF Issue Book)

Most Americans say children are not learning enough in public schools. Is there a way to fix the schools? As with other NIF issue books, this one provides an overview of the issue and, to promote public deliberation, outlines several perspectives, or choices. Each choice speaks for one set of American priorities and views and, drawing ideas from across the political spectrum, advocates a unique and consistent approach to the issue. Some elements of the choices are readily mixed, but not others, as each choice takes the nation in a very different direction. (continue)

Americans’ Role in the World: Building a More Secure Future (NIF Issue Guide)

As the only superpower left standing after the Cold War, America exercises global dominance. Yet, the September 11 attack showed us that we are not immune to the world's problems. Powerful and prosperous, yet not universally liked, Americans are no longer certain about their security in the twenty-first century. This issue book presents four perspectives on the questions of what kind of world we want our children and grandchildren to live in and what we will have to do to achieve it. (continue)

Day of Dialogue: A community conversation about alcohol

This dialogue guide introduces a model for discussing issues related to alcohol and alcohol-free housing. (continue)

School Funding Citizen ChoiceWork Guide

School funding is one of the most controversial issues facing many districts today. Do schools have the funds necessary to do a good job, or are they limited by their budgets? This Citizen ChoiceWork Guide (and video) look at two very different approaches. (continue)

Dialogue Guide and Workbook for “Afraid of the Dark”

Gwendolyn Grant of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City created this dialogue guide and workbook to accompany Jim Myers' groundbreaking book "Afraid of the Dark: What Whites and Blacks Need to Know About Each Other." According to Grant, "Afraid of the Dark defines with such clarity and simplicity so many of the issues that have created this gulf between blacks and whites. It brings to the forefront the stuff that we talk about within our black and white circles, but seldom, if ever across the color line." Grant distributed this 12-page resource during her well-received workshop at the 2006 NCDD conference in San Francisco. (continue)

Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Launched in November 2002, the Study Circles Resource Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Mix It Up" campaign helps young people identify, question and cross social boundaries in their schools and communities. Hundreds of thousands of students in thousands of schools have taken the challenge to sit with someone new during Mix It Up At Lunch Day. Students and teachers are welcome to order the free Mix It Up handbook, Reaching Across Boundaries: Talk to Create Change. (continue)

Teacher Quality Citizen ChoiceWork Guide

Most people would agree that you can't have good schools without good teachers, and that it's crucial to ensure there is a quality teacher in every classroom. This Citizen ChoiceWork Guide (and video) is an effort to generate ideas about how to do that, beginning with these ideas: require more thorough preparation for those who want to be teachers; improve the working environment for teachers in the classroom; and attract more talented people to the field and get the most out of them through better pay and smarter incentives. (continue)

National Youth Employment Coalition

The National Youth Employment Coalition improves the effectiveness of organizations that seek to help youth become productive citizens. NYEC provides the Voices of Diversity Dialogue Guide (2002) to assist schools and program staff in facilitating dialogues on institutional racism with young people. (continue)

Teaching Methods Citizen ChoiceWork Guide

Are the 'tried and true' teaching methods that we grew up with the best way to help today's kids learn, or are there new, innovative approaches that work better? This Citizen ChoiceWork Guide (and video) takes a look at two school districts that use different teaching methods in their schools. (continue)

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