Focuses upon the topic of lay activity in relation to education. This book 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. It explores how citizenship is experienced by different social class and ethnic groups.
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.