Tuesday, January 11, 2005

On Researching Citizneship

Participation positively impacts policy design and is also assumed to benefit participants (community members) by providing them the opportunities to gain representation, exercise political rights and influence local decision making. The process is guided through communicative action, supporting social consciousness and political community.
Meanwhile it is believed that participants develop a body of tacit knowledge helping them to become more informed and more engaged citizens. To analyze the practice of participation and its hidden curriculum of citizenship learning, a multifaceted analytical tool merging empowerment, collaboration and Habermas' theory of communicative action should be applied.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi im jennahead im a grade 6er student and im wondering what a citizen and citizenship is ???