Conflicting philosophies of inclusion: the contestation of knowledge in widening participation

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dc.contributor.author Sheeran, Yanina
dc.contributor.author Brown, Brian J.
dc.contributor.author Baker, Sally
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-07T14:09:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-07T14:09:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Sheeran, Y., Brown, B.J. and Baker, S. (2007) Conflicting philosophies of inclusion: the contestation of knowledge in widening participation. London Review of Education, 5 (3), pp. 249-263. en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-8460
dc.identifier.issn 1474-8479
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/2431
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the conflicting philosophies within the widening participation debate. Two categories of inclusive educators are identified, \'meritocrats\' and \'democrats\'. Among the democratic educators, a subgroup, \'transformative\' educators, exists, which seeks to invoke changes in society and the education system. The positions taken by some of these authors are weakened by their neglect of sociological theory. For the debate to progress and for inclusion to be successful, a renewed understanding of sociological theory is needed. This will help those contributing to the debate to grasp fully the political and economic constraints on students and institutions that have limited inclusion. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject higher en
dc.subject widening participation en
dc.subject elitism en
dc.subject meritocratic en
dc.subject democratic en
dc.title Conflicting philosophies of inclusion: the contestation of knowledge in widening participation en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14748460701661302
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Psychology
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit


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