Social justice and education for citizenship in England

Peterson, A. and Davies, I. (2016) Social justice and education for citizenship in England. In: Peterson, A., Hattam, R., Zembylas, M. and Arthur, J., eds. The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 9781137515063

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In this chapter we define and then discuss the background to and the issues associated with social justice and education in England. Social justice has long been identified by policy makers as a key priority. Very different approaches have been adopted including selective education, common schooling (or comprehensives) for all, as well as current neo-liberal approaches in which strong control by central government occurs at the same time as individual schools operate with greater autonomy. We discuss particular issues that affect social justice including the National Curriculum, namely, school structures, aspirations, and pedagogies. We then consider the changes in citizenship education and the connections with social justice.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0980 Types of education > LC1090 Political education > LC1091 Citizenship education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Professor Andrew Peterson
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 16:59
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 16:59

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