Educational polarisation in Brisbane : Rawls's least advantage and the myth of choice
Di Bartolo, Lawrence M. (2005) Educational polarisation in Brisbane : Rawls's least advantage and the myth of choice. Australian Educational Researcher, 32(3), pp. 63-82.
A number of researchers have reported increasing socio-economic inequality within Australian society. This result has usually been met with public apathy and political indifference. However the results of this research conducted in Brisbane shows that the increasing social polarisation occuring in Australian society is being reflected in an increasing educational divide or polarisation. In terms of access to private education, and use of information technology the least advantaged students are faring worse than any other students. Teachers who are committed to achieving a just society through their teaching cannot ignore this situation. This finding emphasises that teaching for social justice must not only focus on intercultural issues but also return to a position of prime importance the goal of achieving greater economic equality.
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