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ERIC Number: EJ910273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
Social Justice in Australian Higher Education Policy: An Historical and Conceptual Account of Student Participation
Gale, Trevor; Tranter, Deborah
Critical Studies in Education, v52 n1 p29-46 Feb 2011
This article provides a synoptic account of historically changing conceptions and practices of social justice in Australian higher education policy. It maps the changes in this policy arena, beginning with the period following the Second World War and concluding with an analysis of the most recent policy proposals of the Bradley Review. Concurrently, it explores the different meanings ascribed to social justice, equity and social inclusion over this time span and what these have meant and will mean for students, particularly those from low socio-economic backgrounds. It concludes that a relational understanding of social justice--"recognitive justice"--is yet to inform student equity policy in higher education, although this is now what is required in the context of the planned shift from mass to universal participation. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia