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Higher education and the achievement (and/or prevention) of equity and social justice

Brennan, John and Naidoo, Rajani (2008). Higher education and the achievement (and/or prevention) of equity and social justice. Higher Education, 56(3) pp. 287–302.

URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/11653812600j73...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-008-9127-3
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Abstract

The article examines the theoretical and empirical literature on higher education’s role in relation to social equity and related notions of citizenship, social justice, social cohesion and meritocracy. It considers both the education and the research functions of higher education and how these impact upon different sections of society, on who benefits and who loses from them. Questions for future research on the wider impact of higher education are posed as well as some research questions on the narrower issue of widening participation.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0018-1560
Keywords: Meritocracy; Widening participation; Universities and public good; Social reproduction; Access to higher education; Social inequality
Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 10946
Depositing User: Users 2572 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2008 17:02
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10946
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