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Formal equality and Higher Education

Crofts, M. (2014) Formal equality and Higher Education. Paper presented to: Approaches to Inequalities: Perspectives from Higher Education, The University of Northampton, 11 September 2014.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to build on a previous paper which explored the politics and perspectives of various social actors regarding anti-discrimination legislation and equality within a higher education setting. This paper will discuss the impact of the politics and perceptions on compliance with legislative requirements as reflected through the equality processes within a case study institution. In considering this, the question which will be borne in mind is: does the tendency towards adopting the formal equality stance also impact on the case study’s equality processes and, in turn, their response to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)? Such an analysis could have wider implications on how equality and compliance with the law is dealt with in other Higher Education Institutions (HEI).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equality, formal, substantive, Higher Education
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC212 Discrimination in education
K Law > KD England and Wales > KD4095 Discrimination
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC213 Educational equalization. Right to education
Creators: Crofts, Melanie
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Law
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Law
Date: 11 September 2014
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: Approaches to Inequalities: Perspectives from Higher Education
Event Dates: 11 September 2014
Event Location: The University of Northampton
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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