The problem of the public good and the implications for researching educational policies for social justice

Ross, Alistair (2021) The problem of the public good and the implications for researching educational policies for social justice. In: Educational Research for Social Justice: Evidence and practice from the UK. Education Science, Evidence and the Public Good, 1 (1). Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 299-318. ISBN 9783030625726

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Chapter 1 opened a discussion on what is meant by social justice in education, and the issues involved in defining this, and what research directed towards this would look like. We identified different types of potential injustices, and the subsequent chapters examined various of these in turn, in a range of educational contexts, through the prisms of research directed towards finding policy initiatives that might counter the effects of particular inequities. But our contributors also noted that the notion of the public good was rarely defined, and was unlikely to be agreed on. This concluding chapter takes up this challenge, and seeks to examine what the public is, what the public good might be, and who should determine this. We then turn to the implications of this for the relationship between educational researchers working towards social justice and education policy makers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: education policy makers; educational policies for social justice
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Alistair Ross
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 09:36
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 09:36
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7008

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