Civic Engagement at the Local Level of Government
This study explores the question, "Do local government managers see themselves as civic educators?" Civic engagement has helped people adapt to the complexities of a rapidly changing world.
||Civic Engagement, Civic Education, Local Government, Local Government Managers
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.171-178.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound).
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 696.936KB).
Dr Miriam Porter has taught courses in local government management at the Urban and Regional Studies Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato, for the past eight years. She holds her Doctorate in Public Policy from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Prior to teaching, she spent 13 years working in local government management in 3 growth-oriented suburban communities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. During this time, she participated on a committee charged with implementing pay equity in local government throughout the state of Minnesota. She has been published in "Public Management" magazine, which is produced by the International City / County Managers Association, Washington, DC. Her research interests are in civic engagement and adult learning models. She has given presentations on the topic of civic engagement at international conferences. She has served on the International City Managers Association International Committee for the past 3 years.
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