Teaching Social Policy  


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bulletPolicy Teaching Ideas. A large number of teaching ideas collected for the 1995 Indiana Association of Social Work Educator's Annual Meeting.   

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Links to Teaching Sites 


Allegheny College Center for Political Participation  http://cpp.allegheny.edu/


Congress Link Teaching About Congress


C-SPAN: C-SPAN Professor offers a wealth of resources for the policy teacher. These include lesson plans, documents and a range of other aids.


Council on Social Work Education: This site includes accreditation regulations and other materials.


Electronic Hallway: This site provides cases that you can download, links to teaching resources, simulations and exercises. This is a terrific site!


ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education: A huge collection of materials on higher education.


Indiana University Teaching Learning Lab


Kennedy Caseweb


MIT Open Courseware Exchange


Parkland College Distance Education Page


Practicing Democracy Network


Syllabus Web


Teaching Politics Lots of great material. Bookmark this!!


Wellstone Action


World Lecture Hall

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Flynn, J. (1987). Simulating policy processes through electronic mail. Computers in human services., 2 (1/2), 13-26.

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Godek, S. C. (1990). Urban revitalization simulation. Political Science Teacher, 3(3), 11 12.

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