Diversity and Inclusion Research

Social Justice and Education in the 21st Century

Research from South Africa and the United States

Editors: Pearson Jr., Willie, Reddy, Vijay (Eds.)

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  • Enriches our understanding of the role of social and economic inequality in two multicultural countries
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the intersection of human rights, social justice and education across cultures
  • Examines the role of science and technology in inequality within and across multicultural societies
  • Provides a mixed methodological approach to data gathering and analyses
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The world is not an equal place. There are high- and low-income countries and high- and low-income households. For each group, there are differential educational opportunities, leading to differential educational outcomes and differential labor market opportunities. This pattern often reproduces the privileges and inequalities of groups in a society. This book explores this differentiation in education from a social justice lens. Comparing the United States and South Africa, this book analyzes each country’s developmental thinking on education, from human capital and human rights approaches, in both primary and higher education. The enclosed contributions draw from different disciplines including legal studies, sociology, psychology, computer science and public policy.

About the authors

Willie Pearson, Jr. is Professor of Sociology of Science and Technology at the School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). His major research interests are sociology of family, sociology of education, science and technology policy, science engineering workforce, human resources in science and engineering, especially in underrepresented groups. He has authored and co-edited several books, the most recent of which being Advancing Women in Science (Springer).

Vijay Reddy is a Distinguished Research Specialist in the Education and Skills Inclusive Education Development research program at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa. Her three major areas of research are large scale achievement studies, skills planning and public understanding of science. She also conducts life history research. Dr. Reddy has published a number of journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed monographs and research reports.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Social Justice and Education in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 1-10

    Pearson, Willie, Jr (et al.)

  • Social Injustice in the United States Early Elementary Education System

    Pages 13-28

    Fair, Elizabeth

  • Education and Labour Market Inequalities in South Africa

    Pages 29-52

    Reddy, Vijay (et al.)

  • Reproducing Inequality in the South African Schooling System: What Are the Opportunities?

    Pages 53-73

    Arends, Fabian (et al.)

  • The Pursuit of Social Justice Through Educational Policy for Poor, Rural and Special Needs Learners in South Africa

    Pages 75-93

    Juan, Andrea (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Justice and Education in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Research from South Africa and the United States
Editors
  • Willie Pearson Jr.
  • Vijay Reddy
Series Title
Diversity and Inclusion Research
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65417-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65417-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65416-0
Series ISSN
2662-5997
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 412
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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