5th Edition

Education, Equality and Human Rights Issues of Gender, 'Race', Sexuality, Disability and Social Class

Edited By Mike Cole Copyright 2023
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    The fifth edition of the market-leading Education, Equality and Human Rights has been fully updated to reflect economic, political and cultural changes in the UK, including the impacts of Brexit and Covid-19. It considers the great changes we are witnessing in recent years, such as climate change emergency, pandemics, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and their interrelationships. Written by world experts in their respective fields, each of the five equality issues of gender, race, sexuality, disability and social class is covered in their own right as well as in relation to education.

    Key issues explored include:

    • human rights, equality and education
    • women and equality—historically and now
    • gender, education and social change
    • race and racism through history and today
    • racism and education from Empire to Johnson
    • sexualities, identities and equality
    • challenges in teaching and learning about sexuality and homo- and trans-phobia in schools
    • disability equality as the last Civil Right?
    • developing inclusive education and governments’ resistance
    • social class, neoliberal capitalism and the Marxist alternative
    • selective schooling, mystifying social class, neoliberalism and alternatives

    With an uncompromising and rigorous analysis of equality issues and a foreword from Peter McLaren addressing challenges to democracy in the US, this new edition of Education, Equality and Human Rights is an essential and contemporary resource across a wide range of disciplines and for all those interested in education, social policy and human rights.

    Foreword, Introduction, 1. Women and equality in the UK: the struggle for freedom and justice for all, 2. Gender, education and social change, 3. 'Race' and racism in the UK: through history and today, 4. Racism and education: from Empire to Johnson, 5. The making of sexualities: sexualities, identities and equality, 6. Straight talking: challenges in teaching and learning about sexuality and homo- and trans-phobia in schools, 7. Disability Equality: the last Civil Right?, 8. Developing inclusive education: why do governments find it so hard?, 9. Social class, neoliberalism and the Marxist alternative, 10. Selective schooling for mystifying social class, neoliberalism, and alternatives, Index


    Mike Cole is a writer and Emeritus Research Professor in Education and Equality at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK