How do parents and professionals experience their involvement with locally-based education groups? Who joins local groups and who gets involved in campaigns? What do their experiences of 'including' themselves tell us about public participation and citizenship today? Carol Vincent focuses upon the neglected topic of lay activity in relation to education. She describes the experiences and motivations of parents involved in a variety of grass-roots groups, organizing around educational issues, and examines their problems and successes. She explores how parents' relationships with educational institutions cast light on the broader issues of public participation and how citizenship is experienced today by different social class and ethnic groups.
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Author Biography - Carol Vincent
Carol Vincent is a senior lecturer in education policy at the Institute of Education, University of London. She has conducted research on various aspects of parents' relationships with the education system, early years childcare, the changing nature of local government and special education policy. She started her career as a primary school teacher in inner London.