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Democratic Parent Engagement

Haines Lyon, Charlotte (2018) Democratic Parent Engagement. In: York St John, Postgraduate and Early-Stage Researcher Conference, 19 January 2018, York St John University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Within the literature regarding parental engagement I have identified three problematic strands that effectively twist together as rope to strangle democratic parental engagement. These strands are: lack of agency, lack of space (physical and mental) and individualisation. The neoliberalisation of education has led to a responsibilisation of parents which colonises voice, demands consensus and producing economically successful adults. There is little space for questioning the status quo and viewing education from a more community orientated viewpoint.
This poster will communicate these strands and how my research has led to a re-visioning of these strands; a relaying of the rope. The strands of agency, space and relationships hold each other in tension to provide a lifeline to democratic parental engagement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished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/2759

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