The presence of an absence: Youth participation in macro-level educational reform | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1751-1917
  • E-ISSN: 1751-1925



Youth are traditionally excluded from meaningful decision-making in macro-level educational reform. An example of this absence is made present by youths’ voluntary dialogue and engagement through social media about a significant piece of educational reform in the province of Alberta called Bill 44. The findings indicate significant possibilities for the inclusion of student voice as part of active citizenship education in macro level educational policy and reform proceedings.


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