Education at the Margins: Towards Liberation or Subordination?
Language: Spanish and English
Global inequality is a troubling fact of contemporary life. The gulf between rich and poor continues to grow at alarming rates, not only across societies, but also within societies. Economic wealth is undeniably associated with differences in the quality of life. The poor live in marginalized, powerless communities where they are denied life essentials and the hope of a better future. Education is expected to be a dependable route to upward social mobility. Yet the record shows that only the smallest fraction of the poor are successful in their determined efforts to achieve economic prosperity via educational attainment.
We invite research papers that rigorously investigate the underlying principles, structures, practices and outcomes of educational systems that reinforce rather than to disrupt social inequality. From a social justice perspective, is education at the margins designed to liberate or subordinate? To what extent is high quality education accessible to the most marginalized, disenfranchised groups in society? What are some solutions to these persistent patterns?