in their community?
• Are they generally open to new ideas?
Are they open to looking at education dif-
ferently than what they received in school?
• What is their role as a stakeholder?
• What historical/cultural factors influ-
ence them, and do they feel education is a
• What is the top issue in their world and
how does that relate to education?
Understanding these points of view
and thinking through the questions helps
those communicating about the D