Economic Inequality and Class Privilege in Education: Why Equality of Economic Condition is Essential for Equality of Opportunity

Title: Economic Inequality and Class Privilege in Education: Why Equality of Economic Condition is Essential for Equality of Opportunity
Authors: Lynch, Kathleen
Crean, Margaret
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9563
Date: Mar-2018
Abstract: Mindful of the political and cultural context preceding the introduction of ‘free education’, this paper engages reflexively with the contemporary educational ‘common sense’ that equalizing opportunities in education is an effective means of overcoming social class inequalities and promoting a meritocratic society more generally in Ireland. In doing so, it is mindful of fact that there is no view from nowhere in academic life: academics, including the authors, do not stand on neutral intellectual ground; their personal and intellectual premises and values underpin their theoretical positions (Crean and Lynch, 2011; Gouldner 1970; Lynch and Ivancheva 2015).
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Peter Lang
Copyright (published version): 2018 Peter Lang
Keywords: EducationEconomic inequalityMeritocracyEquality of condition
DOI: 10.3726/b13222
Other versions: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/63379
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Harford J. (ed.). Education for All? The Legacy of Free Post-Primary Education in Ireland
ISBN: 978-1-78874-273-3
metadata.dc.date.available: 2018-11-26T10:28:08Z
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

Show full item record

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.