Providing the necessary methodologies to be used in training all men so that new and old participatory techniques will be solidified for use in training men to significantly engage in society.
An integral part of enabling community engagement though societal education, to allow the creative participation of each individual in world wide social structures.
Tactics include: participatory research to uncover contradictions in participation and develop methods to deal with them; participatory images to develop ways to create new images in the community; re-education techniques to develop methods to re-educate man regarding participation in community planning techniques; participatory representation to encourage a representative body to create participatory techniques; and technique exchange to broaden resources for participation techniques in a community by exchanging men of various skills. An example is organizing community workshops in the city government in which community citizens would develop new methodologies to enable futuristic city planning.
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