ERIC Number: EJ438489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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What Constitutes Educational Opportunity?
Coleman, James S.
Oxford Review of Education, v17 n2 p155-59 1991
Argues that equal educational opportunity demands different approaches for children from different backgrounds. Compares three phases in family economic and social conditions to those of a nation. Discusses (1) exploitation of children's labor on the subsistence level, (2) children as investments for the family on the industrial level, and (3) children as irrelevant in the postindustrial phase. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)