Equalities and education in Europe : explanations and excuses for inequality
- Ross, Alistair, 1956-
- Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 162 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
LC213.3 .E85 R67 2012
- Unknown LC213.3 .E85 R67 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -162).
- Publisher's Summary
- This book is about inequities in education in Europe. The authors have worked together on an analysis of educational inequalities in Europe, which they draw on through the book: they suggest that the countries of Europe, through the European Union, are beginning to address issues of educational disadvantage on a systematic, continent-wide basis. Because of this policy concern this book is timely in the way that it addresses social and education inequities on the scale of Europe. This is not simply an account of practices and policies. Our analysis of individual country and European Union policy documents will be of practical and theoretical use to the policy community and the community of practitioners who are concerned with inequities in society, and in education in particular. The authors want to do more than simply add to the literature and theory: they aspire to make an impact on how education can contribute to positively improving the lives of disadvantaged groups. While some suggest that education is doomed to simply reproduce existing social patterns and replicate social inequities, the authors believe that educational policies have the potential to challenge inequalities, and to transform lives.
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- Publication date
- by Alistair Ross, Melinda Dooly and Nanny Hartsmar.