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ERIC Number: EJ763758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Social Justice, Economics and Distance Education
Rumble, Greville
Open Learning, v22 n2 p167-176 Jun 2007
In the 1960s and 1970s distance education was seen as a way of increasing access to education, and hence as something the state should fund. Libertarian thinking has weakened support for the nation-state as a provider of social welfare. This article argues that libertarian policies are "vicious" in their effects. By subscribing to such ideas we are culpable because we could have done something to make "bad lives" better, and we did not. Government funding of distance education should be supported on the grounds that this is the most efficient way of meeting the educational needs of those living "bad lives".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A