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.
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 andDirector, 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 11. Equity against the Odds: Three Stories of Island Prisons, Education and Hope 13 Elaine Unterhalter2. Holocaust Education in Transition: A Transnational Perspective 29 Masako Shibata3. Implementing Multicultural Curriculum for Equity: Islam in Hong Kong Education 43 Liz Jackson4. 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 Valdebenito5. The European Qualifications Framework as an EU Policy Instrument for the Marketisation of Adult and Lifelong Education 79 Eleni Prokou6. Necessity or Right? Europeanisation and Discourses on Permeability between Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education in Germany and France 95 Nadine Bernhard7. Mentoring in Widening Access to Higher Education 117 Jan McGhie8. Discourse and Desire: Wellbeing as Escape from Nepali Village Life 137 Joanna Nair9. Doing Equality through Greater Transparency? Troubling Surveillance Expansion in the Russian School System 155 Nelli Piattoeva10. Contesting the Cities: A Comparative Perspective on the Geographically Specific Tendencies in Urban Education Policies 173 Sezen Bayhan11. Parental Involvement in Disadvantaged Districts of Santiago: Intergenerational Consequences for Equity of a Market-Driven Educational System 189 Marcela Ramos12. Interrogating Equity Discourses: Conceptual Considerations and Overlooked Complexities 207 Marianna PapastephanouIndex 221