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Digital Citizen Participation within Schools in the United Kingdom and Indonesia: An Actor–Network Theory (ANT) Perspective

by Muhammad Yusuf 1,2,*, Carl Adams 2,* and Kate Dingley 2
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Department of Multimedia and Network Engineering, University of Trunojoyo, Madura 69162, Indonesia
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School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3HE, UK
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Academic Editor: Muneo Kaigo
Information 2016, 7(4), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/info7040069
Received: 31 August 2016 / Revised: 1 November 2016 / Accepted: 9 November 2016 / Published: 16 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Citizenship and Participation)
Citizen engagement and participation are a key focus for government and government agencies, and with the advent of Internet technologies questions arise about the role and impact of technology on citizen participation. This paper aims to explore the role of technology in citizen participation within schools. This research used in-depth comparative case studies using examples from two different schools and school systems, one in the United Kingdom and one in Indonesia. The wider school systems are complex and dynamic environments with multiple stakeholders, media, and supporting systems, and the schools operate under geopolitical and social influences. This paper provides a framework, based on Actor-Network Theory (ANT), for capturing e-participation in schools, particularly identifying the influence of technology as a conduit for enabling, engaging, and empowering stakeholders. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-participation; school; actor-network theory (ANT); United Kingdom; Indonesia e-participation; school; actor-network theory (ANT); United Kingdom; Indonesia
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Yusuf, M.; Adams, C.; Dingley, K. Digital Citizen Participation within Schools in the United Kingdom and Indonesia: An Actor–Network Theory (ANT) Perspective. Information 2016, 7, 69.

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