Education Policy & Social Inequality

Policy and Inequality in Education

Editors: Parker, Stephen, Gulson, Kalervo N., Gale, Trevor (Eds.)

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  • Brings together an international group of scholars to address key questions about the role of education policy in both solving and exacerbating social inequalities
  • Includes in-depth analyses of African, North American and European educational policy frameworks
  • Researches educational policy issues across the breadth of schooling, from early childhood to higher education and vocational education 
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This book is an edited collection introducing the Education Policy and Social Inequality series, and presents chapters from authors on the editorial board. It investigates relations between educational policy and social inequality, not simply in terms of policy solutions for inequalities but also how education policy frames, creates and at times exacerbates social inequalities. It adopts a critical stance, encompassing innovative and interdisciplinary theoretical and conceptual studies – drawing on e.g. sociology, cultural studies, social and cultural geography, and history – as well as original empirical work that examines a range of educational contexts, including early years education, vocational and further education, informal education, K-12 schooling and higher education. The book argues that critique and policy studies can have a transformative function, positing new dimensions for understanding the role of education policy in connection with recurrent social problems and seeking the amelioration of social inequality in ways that challenge the possibility of equity in the liberal democratic state, as well as in other forms of governance and government.

About the authors

Stephen Parker is a Research Fellow in Education Policy and Social Justice at The University of Glasgow. His research interests include equity in access to higher education, policy analysis and social justice in education, and utilizes a range of social theory and philosophical approaches.

Trevor Gale is Professor of Education Policy and Social Justice, and Head of the School of Education at The University of Glasgow. He is a critical sociologist of education, drawing on Bourdieu’s thinking tools to research issues of social justice in schooling and higher education. He is the founding editor of Critical Studies in Education and is widely published in journals such as Journal of Education Policy, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Cambridge Journal of Education and Studies in Higher Education. His most recent book (with Lynch, Rowlands and Skourdoumbis), published by Routledge, is Practice Theory and Education: Diffractive readings in professional practice. 


Kalervo N. Gulson is an Associate Professor at in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. His primary areas of scholarship are educational policy, race and ethnicity studies, as well as social and cultural geography. Recent published work includes: Education policy, space and the city: Markets and the (in)visibility of race (Routledge, 2011); Policy, geophilosophy, education (co-authored with P. Taylor Webb, Sense, 2015); and, Education policy and racial biopolitics in the multicultural city (co-authored with P. Taylor Webb, Policy Press, forthcoming).


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction to Policy and Inequality in Education

    Parker, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Illusion of Meritocracy and the Audacity of Elitism: Expanding the Evaluative Space in Education

    Gale, Trevor (et al.)

    Pages 7-21

  • Emerging Biological Rationalities for Policy: (Molecular) Biopolitics and the New Authorities in Education

    Gulson, Kalervo N. (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • Neoliberalism and Beyond: The Possibilities of a Social Justice Agenda?

    Olssen, Mark

    Pages 41-71

  • Widening Participation in France and Its Effects on the Field of Elite Higher Education and on Educational Policy

    Zanten, Agnès

    Pages 73-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy and Inequality in Education
Editors
  • Stephen Parker
  • Kalervo N. Gulson
  • Trevor Gale
Series Title
Education Policy & Social Inequality
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4039-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4039-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4037-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5031-3
Series ISSN
2520-1476
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 207
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