Guide to local government
DecisionMaker Publications and the Centre for Citizenship Education invite participation in initiatives to advance, maintain and disseminate knowledge on citizenship.
Challenges exist. Half the eligible voters do not turn out in some elections.
There are new settlers who are not sure how to participate in civic affairs.
Some officials find it hard to get feedback from sections of the community.
The Centre for Citizenship Education’s founders and supporters
identified the need to give a focus to citizenship education at national
and local government levels in New Zealand, in the Pacific Islands and
other countries. It has independently assembled considerable information
on how citizenship works, how educators and communities teach and don’t
teach citizenship, and who is serious about citizenship education.
Government core funding and supplementary funding make it possible to publish the DecisionMaker Guide to Parliament and Government. The release of further quarterly supplementary editions on themes including How Participation works, and Pacific Citizens, following earlier DecisionMaker quarterly guides and policy forums on Health & Disability – and now DecisionMaker Guide to Local Government – are made possible by a range of government and non-government organisations.
Annual DecisionMaker Guides are proposed. Quarterly supplements on significant citizenship education themes can be updated and expanded. These are in a range of media, including print, cd-rom and web.
Participation options include concept development, editorial, distribution
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