Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a varied list of contributors, from the UK, USA and elsewhere, the editors discuss the importance of going beyond equal opportunities. The contributors provide a compelling argument for promoting equality in primary schools. Issues covered include: social class; 'race'; gender; social orientation; disability and special educational needs with reference to all subjects taught at primary school level.
Dave Hill is Professor of Education Policy at the University of Northampton, England, editor of the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, at www.jceps.com, and directs the independent Institute for Education Policy Studies, www.ieps.org.uk. Leena Helavaara Robertson is Principal Lecturer in Education at Middlesex University, England, and Course Leader for the Early Years PGCE.
Introduction; Part 1: The Wider Context; 1. Equality in schooling; 2. Equality and education: what are the conceptual issues?; 3. Putting principles into practice; 4. Equality and teacher education; Part 2: Subjects; 5. English; 6. Mathematics; 7. Science; 8. Design and Technology; 9. History; 10. Geography; 11. Music; 12. Art; 13. Physical Education; 14. ICT; 15. Drama.