Civic education

An international development agency phrase referring to programs to introduce knowledge and ideas to the ordinary citizen. It does not refer to schooling or formal education. Common features of civic education are workshops, training manuals, leaflets, and various awareness-raising techniques, as well as the use of the media, including radio, television, and social media. For the purposes of this handbook we define it as any activity that helps prepare the public to participate, whether before a constitution is prepared or after it is adopted.