Education and Social Welfare: Beyond the Rhetoric on Equality of Opportunity
This paper interrogates the rhetoric on equality of educational opportunity that overlays the practice of selection which characterises social provision in countries around the world. The paper discusses questions of social class and inequality that are bound-up with the issue of selection. Evidence of political convergence on education policy is discussed alongside arguments for more radical proposals.
Keywords: Education, Rhetoric, Segregation, Inequality, Welfare Policy, Politics
Dr. Jack Demaine
Programme Director, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University