Understanding equity as an asset to national interest : developing a social contract analysis of policy

Rawolle, Shaun 2013, Understanding equity as an asset to national interest : developing a social contract analysis of policy, Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education, vol. 34, no. 2, Special Issue: Equity and marketisation: Emerging policies and practices in Australian education, pp. 231-244.

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Title Understanding equity as an asset to national interest : developing a social contract analysis of policy
Author(s) Rawolle, Shaun
Journal name Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education
Volume number 34
Issue number 2
Season Special Issue: Equity and marketisation: Emerging policies and practices in Australian education
Start page 231
End page 244
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0159-6306
1469-3739
Keyword(s) education policy
social contracts
contractualism
policy sociology
asymmetrical dyads
social contract analysis of policy
Summary Alongside the influence of market-based reforms in education policy has been the growth of policy that has largely been overlooked – those that outline social contracts. This paper draws on policies that connect with equity as a way of illustrating this social contract turn in policy and develops a conceptualisation of social contracts as they apply to education policy. The argument provides three principles that underpin social contracts, including informed consent, negotiation and accountability. This paper applies these principles to three levels of social contract. At the first level are broad social contracts, which are associated with debates about the kinds of things that states should expect from its citizens, and the things that citizens could expect from governments and the state. The second level of social contract is an institutional or field-based social contract, which spells out the obligations and connections between a specific field and other fields. This level names a kind of social contract that is often exemplified in policies or statements by specific institutions. The third level of social contract deals with contract-like mechanisms embedded in fields that make tangible the obligations and expectations of citizens in fulfilling the expectations of fields.
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
160809 Sociology of Education
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Related work DU:30046116
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051203

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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