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ERIC Number: EJ805357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Higher Education and the Achievement (and/or Prevention) of Equity and Social Justice
Brennan, John; Naidoo, Rajani
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v56 n3 p287-302 Sep 2008
The article examines the theoretical and empirical literature on higher education's role in relation to social equity and related notions of citizenship, social justice, social cohesion and meritocracy. It considers both the education and the research functions of higher education and how these impact upon different sections of society, on who benefits and who loses from them. Questions for future research on the wider impact of higher education are posed as well as some research questions on the narrower issue of widening participation.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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