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.
About the Author
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
The benefit of the least advantaged 9
1 Educational Equality and School Reform Harry Brighouse 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
2 Educational Equality in the Shadow of the Reagan Era Kenneth R. Howe 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
3 Moving from Educational Equality to Improving the Education of the Least Advantaged James Tooley 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
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