This module will explore issues of inequality and social justice in Education. It will draw upon research, policy and contemporary thinking in the field to provide an overview of the educational inequalities that exist and persist throughout an individual¿s educational trajectory. The module will consider educational experience as being both lifelong and society wide and will describe the inequalities that may accompany individuals from birth, through their school experience and into the formal and informal modes of learning that they may elect to undertake later in life. The module will emphasise both the policy and the wider sociological contexts of many contemporary initiatives which attempt to ensure that education experience is fair. For level 3 students will be expected to engage with key philosophical ideas around the concept of social justice.