Citizen Education is an important part for any municipality. The Knowledge Network offers many resources on citizen education, and below are several which can help you to structure your citizen education program and learn more.
The article Civic Awareness: Key to Civil Discourse offers insight on the importance of awareness, which “implies an understanding of the issues affecting civic life.” The article goes on to explain more in depth the importance and mechanics of civic awareness.
As with many subjects, Knowledge Network users often turn to the questions section to ask for resources and advice on citizen education. One user posed this question about a “City Hall 101” program, which teaches citizens about the inner workings of the city.
Civics education is detailed in depth in a number of different parts of the Knowledge Network. One article that is in ICMA’s Career Network discusses K-12 Civics Education. Different states’ civics education programs are also detailed throughout the site, such as Arizona’s and Vermont’s.
You can also take a look at the Citizen Engagement topic page, which shows a number of documents, blog posts, articles, and more relevant to the issue.