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Social Justice And Education Policy

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Module description

This module considers what is meant by the concept of social justice and explores some of the difficulties involved in trying to enact socially just practices in education policy. It will consider tensions between distributive, cultural and associational forms of justice by looking at some examples of contexts in which these tensions arise. Each session will focus on a different axis of social differentiation, for example, poverty, disability, sexuality and faith.

Assessment details


Annotated bibliography and essay totalling 6,000 words

Educational aims & objectives

The course critically examines issues of 'race', class, gender and other 'exclusions'. The course provides a theoretical framework through which contemporary empirical work is considered. Educational policy and provisions in urban settings will be examined in relation to issues of equality, opportunity, access and justice

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