Introduction to Policy and Inequality in Education

  • Stephen ParkerEmail author
  • Kalervo N. Gulson
  • Trevor Gale
Part of the Education Policy & Social Inequality book series (EPSI, volume 1)


This chapter provides a brief introduction to Policy and Inequality in Education: an edited collection authored by members of the editorial panel of the new book series: Education Policy and Social Inequality. The chapter sets the scene for both the book and the series. It draws particular attention to the book’s different international and empirical foci and suggests that in many cases, where the study of social inequality is the focus, education policy is often held in abeyance, and vice versa. The chapter also draws attention to the ways in which inequality can be reproduced both in educational settings and through education policy and practice.


Social Justice Social Inequality Education Policy Professional Learning Community Widening Participation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Parker
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kalervo N. Gulson
    • 2
  • Trevor Gale
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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