‘Society gets the education it deserves’

Jones, Chris ORCID: 0000-0003-0825-5860 (2021) ‘Society gets the education it deserves’. PRACTICE Contemporary Issues in Practitioner Education. doi:10.1080/25783858.2020.1831733

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Education has the potential to be influenced by society but can also be utilised as a mechanism to enable societal change. Considering the question ‘does society get the education it deserves’, I utilise Bauman’s concept of liquid modernity when exploring the impact of neoliberalist values on the UK education system. These values encourage a consumerist approach to be taken by those entering and within the system and drive competition between providers, which I argue is not conducive to an equality of opportunity for all in society. Without a greater societal response however this paper concludes that the education currently received is one that is deserved.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Society; Liquid Modernity; Education; Neoliberalism
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 11:52
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2024 17:00
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8849

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