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Community Philosophy as Democracy in Action?

Haines Lyon, Charlotte (2016) Community Philosophy as Democracy in Action? In: BERA Conference 2016, 12-15th September, University of Leeds. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper was presented the BERA 2016 symposium: Democracy and education: Seeking alternatives to capitalist reproduction.

In this paper I discuss some of the implications for democratic working in schools, raised by my doctoral research carried out with a small group of parents in a coastal primary school.

I briefly explore how the current discourse on parent engagement tends to place parents as supplicant, support acts to the school. I explain how my action research attempted to provide a counter to this model of parental engagement by underlining the agency of parents and the importance of their voice through the use of Community Philosophy (SAPERE, 2015). Finally, I argue that a more rhizomatic and dissensual approach to parent voice and engagement is needed in a democratic school.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
School/Department: School of Education
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1742

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