Policy and Inequality in Education

Parker, S. , Gulson, K. N. and Gale, T. (Eds.) (2017) Policy and Inequality in Education. Series: Education policy & social inequality. Springer Singapore. ISBN 9789811040375

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This book is an edited collection introducing the Education Policy and Social Inequality series, and presents chapters from authors on the editorial board. It investigates relations between educational policy and social inequality, not simply in terms of policy solutions for inequalities but also how education policy frames, creates and at times exacerbates social inequalities. It adopts a critical stance, encompassing innovative and interdisciplinary theoretical and conceptual studies – drawing on e.g. sociology, cultural studies, social and cultural geography, and history – as well as original empirical work that examines a range of educational contexts, including early years education, vocational and further education, informal education, K-12 schooling and higher education. The book argues that critique and policy studies can have a transformative function, positing new dimensions for understanding the role of education policy in connection with recurrent social problems and seeking the amelioration of social inequality in ways that challenge the possibility of equity in the liberal democratic state, as well as in other forms of governance and government.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gale, Professor Trevor and Parker, Stephen
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Publisher:Springer Singapore
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