Understanding Participation in Community Education and Development

  • Putri Noorafedah Megat Tajudin Institute of Social Sciences Studies (IPSAS), University Putra Malaysia(UPM)
  • Khairuddin Idris Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education (JPPPL), University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Nuraira Abd Rahim Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education (JPPPL), University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Mohd. Mursyid Arshad Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education (JPPPL), University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Keywords: participation, typology of participation, community education and development


The term "participation” is of relatively gaining popularity in many fields, even though the phenomenon it refers to has been highlighted decades ago. The concept provided a useful awareness on community education and development programs and empowerment. Community participation has become a focus of various agencies and organizations.  Many are beginning to recognize community participation as a key to improve the social wellbeing and quality of life, especially to the underprivilege groups. This brief and general article presents introduction to community education and development, definitions of participation and the most referred typologies of participation.

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How to Cite
Megat Tajudin, P. N., Idris, K., Abd Rahim, N. and Arshad, M. M. (2019) “Understanding Participation in Community Education and Development”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 4(3), pp. 164 - 172. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v4i3.175.