Improving Educational Equity in Urban Contexts

Fr. 190.00
ISBN: 978-0-415-81747-9
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An enduring educational concern that has plagued researchers and policy makers in a number of affluent countries is the endemic nature of educational inequalities. These inequalities highlight distinct differences in the educational skills, knowledge, capabilities and credentials between learners' demographic characteristics. They also point to issues of educational disadvantage that emanate from a combination of factors including family life, communities, the geographies of space and place, gender and ethnicity.

This book examines some of the causes and responses to educational inequalities, and focuses upon poor urban contexts where educational disadvantage is at its most concentrated, and where educational policy and practice has, over time, proliferated. It questions how wider inequities experienced by young people in urban contexts generate educational inequalities and disadvantage, detailing explicitly what an equitable approach to education might look like.

Included in the book is an innovative educational equity framework and toolkit with illustrative policy and practice case studies, bringing together unique scholarship and analysis to examine future educational policy in a holistic, comprehensive and equitable way. It will be valuable reading for postgraduate students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in education and educational equity.

"What distinguishes this book from most 'gap talk' ...is the author's determination to question the dominant policy assumptions and to base his argument on a social and moral perspective which involves the right to 'agency freedom' (Sen). " - Terry Wrigley, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, Improving Schools, 2014, Vol. 17(2)

An enduring educational concern that has plagued researchers and policy makers in a number of affluent countries is the endemic nature of educational inequalities. These inequalities highlight distinct differences in the educational skills, knowledge, capabilities and credentials between learners' demographic characteristics. They also point to issues of educational disadvantage that emanate from a combination of factors including family life, communities, the geographies of space and place, gender and ethnicity.

This book examines some of the causes and responses to educational inequalities, and focuses upon poor urban contexts where educational disadvantage is at its most concentrated, and where educational policy and practice has, over time, proliferated. It questions how wider inequities experienced by young people in urban contexts generate educational inequalities and disadvantage, detailing explicitly what an equitable approach to education might look like.

Included in the book is an innovative educational equity framework and toolkit with illustrative policy and practice case studies, bringing together unique scholarship and analysis to examine future educational policy in a holistic, comprehensive and equitable way. It will be valuable reading for postgraduate students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in education and educational equity.

"What distinguishes this book from most 'gap talk' ...is the author's determination to question the dominant policy assumptions and to base his argument on a social and moral perspective which involves the right to 'agency freedom' (Sen). " - Terry Wrigley, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, Improving Schools, 2014, Vol. 17(2)
Autor Raffo, Carlo
Verlag Taylor and Francis
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Seitenangabe 190 S.
Lieferstatus Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen Farb., s/w. Abb.
Masse H23.4 cm x B15.6 cm x D1.6 cm 530 g
Coverlag Routledge (Imprint/Brand)

Über den Autor Raffo, Carlo

Carlo Raffo is Professor of Urban Education at the University of Manchester, UK.

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