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dc.contributor.authorMieschbuehler, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-05T09:09:00Z
dc.date.available2021-01-05T09:09:00Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-30
dc.identifier.citationMieschbuehler, R. (2020). 'How to bring about real equality in higher education'. In Bartram, B. (Ed). 'Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education: Contradictions, Complexities and Challenges'. London and New York: Routledge.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780367374150
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625494
dc.description.abstractThis chapter aims to open up a debate about two meanings of ‘equality’ in higher education (HE). The first meaning of ‘equality’ is ‘the right to be the same’. The second meaning of ‘equality’ is ‘the right to be different’. Three contrasting examples from politics, compulsory education and HE are given in detail to illustrate how the meaning of the term ‘equality’ has changed. The older meaning of ‘equality’ required a universal and common education for all students. The newer meaning requires the curriculum to be refocused on the perceived group identities that necessitate a variety of curricula. The curriculum in HE has become divisive and undermines education for all students. This chapter raises issues that are rarely discussed for fear of being offensive. The future of HE depends on opening up a debate about the divisive nature of current conceptions of ‘equality’ that undermine HE – the university - as the embodiment of Enlightenment universalism.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/Understanding-Contemporary-Issues-in-Higher-Education-Contradictions-Complexities/Bartram/p/book/9780367374150?gclid=Cj0KCQiAw_H-BRD-ARIsALQE_2N94udbr_roJ1aKgjqacHQQdYeEEqViwSH8Bm3-QhCArmxSWgHVEuwaAigyEALw_wcBen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectequalityen_US
dc.subjecthigher educationen_US
dc.subjectknowledge-based educationen_US
dc.subjectdiscussion and debateen_US
dc.titleHow to promote real equality in higher educationen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020
dc.author.detail781590en_US


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