Equity in and through Education: Changing Contexts, Consequences and Contestations

Equity in and through Education: Changing Contexts, Consequences and Contestations


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This volume brings together leading research to consider the role of education in creating equitable societies. Spanning phases and sectors from early childhood, through compulsory schooling and higher education, to adult learning, the contributions consider issues of fairness and inclusion in education systems in terms of access, processes and outcomes. These issues are addressed in an international and comparative perspective via analyses of: the policies of government and supra-national entities as they focus on managing the relationship between education and equity; the power of education to interrupt or perpetuate cycles of advantage and disadvantage; and the narratives of children, youth and adults as they negotiate established and emerging meanings of equity in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004366725
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Series: Comparative and International Education Series , #46
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Carney is an Associate Professor in Comparative Education at Roskilde University in Denmark. His research focuses on global educational reform and has involved extensive ethnographic work in Denmark, England, Nepal and China. Since 2016 he has been President of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE).

Michele Schweisfurth is Professor of Comparative and International Education and
Director, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include education in developing and transitional countries, learner-centred pedagogy in an international perspective and democratic education. She is a former Chair of the British Association for International and Comparative Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. Equity against the Odds: Three Stories of Island Prisons, Education and Hope 13
Elaine Unterhalter

2. Holocaust Education in Transition: A Transnational Perspective 29
Masako Shibata

3. Implementing Multicultural Curriculum for Equity: Islam in Hong Kong Education 43
Liz Jackson

4. Educational-Work Projects and Post-Graduate Pathways of Secondary Students in Chile: Individual
Strategies in an Unequal Education System 59
Leandro Sepúlveda and María José Valdebenito

5. The European Qualifications Framework as an EU Policy Instrument for the Marketisation of Adult
and Lifelong Education 79
Eleni Prokou

6. Necessity or Right? Europeanisation and Discourses on Permeability between Vocational Education and
Training and Higher Education in Germany and France 95
Nadine Bernhard

7. Mentoring in Widening Access to Higher Education 117
Jan McGhie

8. Discourse and Desire: Wellbeing as Escape from Nepali Village Life 137
Joanna Nair

9. Doing Equality through Greater Transparency? Troubling Surveillance Expansion in the Russian School System 155
Nelli Piattoeva

10. Contesting the Cities: A Comparative Perspective on the Geographically Specific Tendencies in
Urban Education Policies 173
Sezen Bayhan

11. Parental Involvement in Disadvantaged Districts of Santiago: Intergenerational Consequences for Equity
of a Market-Driven Educational System 189
Marcela Ramos

12. Interrogating Equity Discourses: Conceptual Considerations and Overlooked Complexities 207
Marianna Papastephanou

Index 221

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