Towards equity in the futures market : curriculum as a condition of access

Graham, Linda J. (2006) Towards equity in the futures market : curriculum as a condition of access. Policy Futures in Education, 5(4), pp. 535-555.

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Abstract

This article provides a consideration of the problem of equity in education. In the first part of the discussion, the author draws on philosophical and sociological literatures to consider what equity means and its implications for education. Drawing on work by Burbules, Lord & Sherman, she looks to curriculum as a condition of access and the importance of learning support structures in bringing about equitable educational outcomes, conceived in terms of Amy Gutmanns’s democratic threshold. The paper offers a conceptual-theoretical model for thinking about the resourcing and curricular requirements for equity in contemporary liberal democratic societies, contrasting the social and economic policy mixes employed by governments situated at different points along a liberty/equality continuum.

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ID Code: 57612
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.2304/pfie.2007.5.4.535
ISSN: 1478-2103
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Symposium Journals.
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2013 07:00
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2013 01:10

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