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Empowerment

Scope Note: 
Promotion or attainment of autonomy and freedom of choice for individuals or groups (Note: Use a more specific term if possible -- see the Identifiers "Community Empowerment," "Employee Empowerment," and "Staff Empowerment")
Category: Social Processes and Structures
Broader Terms
N/A
Narrower Terms
Student Empowerment
Teacher Empowerment
Use this term instead of
Parent Empowerment (2004)
Personal Empowerment
Self Empowerment
Related Terms
Advocacy
Decision Making
Individual Power
Participative Decision Making
Personal Autonomy
Political Power
Power Structure
Professional Autonomy
Self Actualization
Self Determination
Added to ERIC: 7/29/1996