Educational Equality

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Educational Equality and the New Selective Schooling by Harry Brighouse was initially published by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain in 2000.  In this new edition, Brighouse has updated his argument, Kenneth R Howe and James Tooley have contributed counter-arguments and Graham Haydon has provided an introduction and afterword drawing the debates ...

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Overview

Educational Equality and the New Selective Schooling by Harry Brighouse was initially published by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain in 2000.  In this new edition, Brighouse has updated his argument, Kenneth R Howe and James Tooley have contributed counter-arguments and Graham Haydon has provided an introduction and afterword drawing the debates together.

The issues debated in this new edition of Educational Equality include:
What is Educational Equality?
Why Does Educational Equality Matter?
Is Educational Equality Possible?

Educational Equality raises issues which will be of interest to all involved in educational equality, including teachers, policy makers and educationalists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441184832
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Series: Key Debates In Educational Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Harry Brighouse is Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

Kenneth Howe is Professor in the Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice Program Area, and Director of the Education and the Public Interest Center, University of Colorado, USA.

James Tooley is Professor of Education Policy at Newcastle University, UK, and President of the Orient Global Education Fund.

Graham Haydon is Senior Lecturer and MA Course Leader in Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface - Key Debates in Educational Policy Christopher Winch ix

Introduction Graham Haydon 1

Why discuss educational equality now? 1

The structure of this volume 6

Meritocracy 7

The benefit of the least advantaged 9

Notes 12

References 13

1 Educational Equality and School Reform Harry Brighouse 15

Introduction 15

How the education systems contribute to educational inequality 17

What is educational equality and why does it matter? 26

How much does educational equality matter? 32

Moving towards educational equality 44

Concluding comments 65

Notes 66

References 68

2 Educational Equality in the Shadow of the Reagan Era Kenneth R. Howe 71

Introduction 71

How education systems contribute to inequality 72

What is educational equality and why does it matter? 74

How much does educational equality matter? 77

Moving towards educational equality 84

Concluding comments 90

Notes 91

References 93

3 Moving from Educational Equality to Improving the Education of the Least Advantaged James Tooley 96

Introduction 96

What is educational equality and why is it desirable? 98

Middle-class families as barriers to educational equality 101

The illegitimate self-indulgence of parental partiality 103

The virtues of choice 106

The permissiveness of legitimate parental partiality 120

Conclusions 126

Notes 128

References 128

Afterword Graham Haydon 130

Meritocracy revisited 131

Values as motivating factors in individual behaviour 134

Revisiting the benefit of the least advantaged 137

The voice of equality in the conversation of citizens 139

Notes 141

References 141

Index 143

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