Participation of Volunteer Citizens in the Governance of Education

Ranson, S. and Arnott, M. and Martin, J. and McKeown, P. and Smith, P. (2007) Participation of Volunteer Citizens in the Governance of Education. [Data Collection]

Datacite DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5633-1

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This mixed methods study of the participation of school governors/school board members as 'volunteer citizens' examined the influence of volunteers within a reformed system of governance across the United Kingdom, designed to enhance public accountability. In particular, it examined their contribution to school effectiveness and the raising of standards, as well as their influence over local national policy-making. Hypothesising that shared understandings and agreements between all the 'stakeholders' in education are the way to enhance public accountability and raise standards, the research studied ways in which volunteers engage in 'dialogic democracy'; how the institutions of the governance of education facilitate or constrain the 'voice' of volunteers; and how volunteers use their social capital in different regional contexts, at a time of conditional change, to make an effective contribution.

Keywords: AGE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT DISCUSSIONS EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS AND INSTITUTIONS ETHNIC GROUPS GENDER GOVERNING BOARDS (EDUCATION) INCOME INTERNAL POLITICS LOCAL AUTHORITY BUDGETS LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES PARENT PARTICIPATION PARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS PARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY SCHOOLS PUBLIC DISCUSSION QUALIFICATIONS SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP SCHOOLS SCHOOLTEACHERS SECONDARY EDUCATION SOCIAL CAPITAL UNITED KINGDOM VOLUNTARY WORK VOTING BEHAVIOUR WELSH (LANGUAGE)
College / School: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 15:16
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/61

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Ranson, S. and Arnott, M. and Martin, J. and McKeown, P. and Smith, P. (2007); Participation of Volunteer Citizens in the Governance of Education

University of Glasgow

10.5255/UKDA-SN-5633-1

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