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Education and social justice in a digital age

Rosamund Sutherland


In many countries the school curriculum oscillates between focusing on traditional subjects and focusing on skills that are linked to the needs of the 21st-century digital age. Rosamund Sutherland argues against such a skills-based curriculum, maintaining that, from a social justice perspective, the priority of schools should be to give young people access to the knowledge that they are not likely to learn outside school. She draws on the work of Michael Young, Lev Vygotsky, Amartya Sen and David Olson to develop new theoretical and practical insights that offer ways of changing policy and pra ... More

Keywords: education, social justice, digital technologies, assessment, powerful knowledge, curriculum, teaching, learning, cooperation, capabilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447305255
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305255.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosamund Sutherland, author