|• To focus on the changing nature of the relationship between social justice and education in the light of the recent restructuring of the education system.|
|• To focus on the concept of social justice itself, and to ask with Harvey (1993) 'which theory of social justice is the most socially just'. What are the definitions of social justice which are useful to apply to a study of education?|
|• To consider the processes by which academic critique can or should influence political agendas.|
The title of this book, the linking of social justice and identity, may need some explanation. Social justice has traditionally been discussed in economic terms. However, distributive justice, as it is often referred to, overlooks the cultural and relational aspects of social justice. In the 1970s and early 1980s, in the study of education and other social science disciplines, class-based analyses occupied a
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Publication information: Book title: Social Justice, Education, and Identity. Contributors: Carol Vincent - Editor. Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 1.
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