A Conceptual exploration of participation. section III

Utilitarian perspectives and conclusion

Ruth Thomas, Katherine Whybrow, Cassandra Scharber

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This is the third section of an article (each published in subsequent regular issues of EPAT) that explores the concept of participation. Section I: Introduction and Early Perspectives grounds our exploration of participation and explores definitions and early perspectives of participation we have identified as 'historically original' and 'philosophical'. Section II: Participation as Engagement in Experience-An Aesthetics Perspective is a continuation of our conceptual exploration of participation that digs into the world of aesthetics. Finally, Section III: The Utilitarian Perspective and Conclusion focuses on utilitarian meanings of participation from political and international development perspectives. Collectively, these sections focus on the meaning and deconstruction of the term, participation. By bringing attention to gradations in meaning, we hope to raise awareness of the superficial use of participation that is reflected in much of the educational literature and highlight possibilities that more thoughtfully formulated and consciously chosen meanings of participation could offer the field of education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-817
Number of pages17
JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

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A Conceptual exploration of participation. section III : Utilitarian perspectives and conclusion. / Thomas, Ruth; Whybrow, Katherine; Scharber, Cassandra.

In: Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol. 44, No. 8, 01.10.2012, p. 801-817.

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