ERIC Number: EJ742055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Reference Count: 20
Social Justice, Education and Schooling: Some Philosophical Issues
Clark, John A.
British Journal of Educational Studies, v54 n3 p272-287 Sep 2006
Social justice is a key concept in current education policy and practice. It is, however, a problematic one in its application to schooling. This paper begins with a critique of the account of social justice offered by Gewirtz followed by an alternative philosophical notion based on the perfect world argument and the just society where equality is to the fore. This leads on to an exploration of what it is to be an educated citizen, consideration of the just school and discussion of the place of the school as an instrument for attaining social justice. The conclusion draws attention to the importance of the policy web as a way of developing coherent and unified policy designed to achieve social justice for all.
Descriptors: Justice, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Foundations of Education, School Role, Educational Philosophy, Citizenship Education
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