Equal opportunities in education: A coherent, rational and moral concern
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Equal opportunities in education: A coherent, rational and moral concern. JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION, 30 (2). pp. 277-287. ISSN 0309-8249Full text not available from this repository.
This paper is a response to papers by Wilson, Burwood and White concerning equal opportunities as an educational ideal. I seek to legitimate this ideal, in contrast to these earlier attempts to persuade us that it is incoherent, unreasonable or misguided, I argue that, given the social context in which the term is used, it is meaningful and represents rational and praiseworthy goals. I identify four aspects of 'equal opportunities' and conclude that the concern to promote such opportunities arises from desire for a more just educational provision and out of concern for the well-being of children in oppressed groups.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 277-287|
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