This book explores the problematic relationship between education, social justice and the State, against the background of comparative education research. The book critiques the status quo of stratified school systems, and the unequal distribution of cultural capital and value added schooling. The authors address one of today's most pressing questions: Are social, economic and cultural divisions between the nations, between school sectors, between schools and between students growing or declining?
Preface,- Acknowledgements,- Education and Social Justice: Issues of Liberty and Equality in the Global Culture: J. Zajda et all ,- Education for All and the New Development Compact: K. Mundy,- If Only My Eyes Were Different: The Loss of Identity and the Underutilization of Black Children's Educational Potential-Rethinking Assimilation and Social Justice: K. Freeman ,- Freedom's Children: a Gender Perspective on the Education of the Learner Citizen: M. Arnot ,- Cultural Diversity as Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization: The Emergence of a Global Movement and Convention :J. Chan-Tiberghien ,- L'apprentissage Précoce des Langues: des Pratiques Sociologiquement et Politiquement Marquees: D. Groux ,- Educational Decentralization, Public Spending, and Social Justice in Nigeria: M. Geo-JaJa ,- Social Justice and Gender in Chinese Higher Education: Regional Issues of Equity and Access: W. J. Jacob La universidad del adulto mayor una mirada desde la universalización de la Universidad: C. Lig Long Rangel and A. Zenaida Sánchez Proenza ,- Calidad y Equidad en la Atención a la Infancia Temprana: R. Moromizato Izu ,- Integrating Cultural Complexity, Postcolonial Perspectives, and Educational Change: Challenges for Comparative Educators: A. Hickling-Hudson
Explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of the State, educational equality and social justice in education globally
Examines central discourses surrounding the debate of education and social justice
Illustrates how the relationship between the State and education policy affects current models and trends in education and social justice
Demonstrates ideological imperatives of equality of educational opportunity and social justice
Evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the State, education and social justice globally