1st Edition

Education, Equality and Society

Edited By Bryan Wilson Copyright 1975

    Originally published in 1975, the essays in this book explore a particular level at which the concept of equality must be applied if educational equality is to be realised. Whilst each stands independently of the others, there are points of convergence and overlap in the perspectives of the writers, each of whom represents a different discipline: education, sociology, psychology, philosophy and politics. The relationship between equality and unity, uniformity and justice are discussed, and at every level false assumptions are revealed.

    1. Introduction Bryan R. Wilson 2. Equality in Education J. R. Lucas 3. The Inheritance of Mental Differences Cyril Burt 4. Equality and Education G. H. Bantock 5. The School, Equality and Society Rhodes Boyson.


    Bryan R. Wilson was Reader Emeritus in Sociology at the University of Oxford.