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

  • Yanina Sheerana, B. J. Brownb, Sally Bakerc
  • Published 2007


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… (More)


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