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Education, Justice and the Human Good

Fairness and equality in the education system, 1st Edition

Edited by Kirsten Meyer


166 pages

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The education system is faced with many demands of justice. What these demands imply and how they are justified is, however, disputed. In this book, international contributors present cutting edge research to discuss the relationship between educational justice and the value of education.

By combining reflections on educational justice with reflections on the human good and the aims of education, the book reveals that it is not enough to assess certain patterns of distribution; the value of what is to be distributed must also be clarified. In this respect, deliberations about the value of education have to play an integral part in giving an account of educational justice.

Questions addressed in the volume include:

- In what sense should justice, fairness and equality be realised in the education system?

- How is educational equality related to equality of opportunity?

- Is the main concern that everyone should be educated equally well – or just well enough?

Education, Justice and the Human Good discusses the positional value of education and its relation to educational justice, emphasising that education is valuable not only for competitive reasons, but in its contribution to human flourishing. The book will appeal to those from the field of the philosophy of education as well as applied political philosophy, from undergraduates to professional academics.

Table of Contents

Introduction Kirsten Meyer 1. The Place of Educational Equality in Educational Justice Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift 2. Unequal Chances: Race, Class and Schooling Debra Satz 3. Non-Comparative Justice in Education Thomas Schramme 4. Educational Justice and the Justification of Education Johannes Giesinger 5. A Neo-Aristotelian Account of Education, Justice, and the Human Good Randall Curren 6. What Does Equality in Education Mean? Stefan Gosepath 7. Fair Equality of Opportunity and Educational Justice Constantin Stroop 8. Educational Justice and Talent Advancement Kirsten Meyer

About the Editor

Kirsten Meyer is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

The philosophy of education is enjoying a resurgence of interest internationally, in line with the growing attention worldwide to education's seminal importance in shaping societies, economies and people's lives. This series brings together some of the leading experts from around the world, and provides an outlet for the very latest cutting-edge research.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Emilie Coin: [email protected] – Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects