An Equal Chance: Equalities and inequalities of educational opportunity, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

An Equal Chance

Equalities and inequalities of educational opportunity, 1st Edition

By Derek Birley, Anne Dufton


212 pages

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pub: 2018-09-25
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This book, first published in 1971, provides an account of educational and social services, their functions, and how they relate to each other. It discusses their problems and makes constructive and original proposals for their future development. Taking the child and its needs as their central theme, the authors go beyond superficial organisational matters to consider fundamental issues that profoundly affect the future of the nation’s children. This title will be of interest to students of sociology and education.

Table of Contents

List of Figures; Introduction; 1. Educational Opportunity and Democracy 2. Aspects of Inequality 3. Special Educational Services 4. Social Work 5. The Role of the School 6. The Team Approach 7. Partnership and Planning 8. Education in Social Work 9. Research and Innovation 10. Lines of Advance; Appendix; References; Further Reading; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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