Social Justice and the Curriculum: An Investigation into the Participation in the Curriculum of Different Groups of Students

Year: 1992

Author: Sturman, Andrew, Sharpley, Brian

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The Victorian Ministry of Education's Social Justice Framework for schools is concerned with the effects of five aspects of schooling on seven groups of students (females, Koories, the poor, rural, low status background, immigrant and those with disabilities). One of the five aspects of schooling is the participation of students in the curriculum. This paper uses the 1990 Victorian SCOPE data to describe and compare the participation in different curriculum areas and in different subjects of four of the student groups included in the Social Justice Framework: females, Koories, students from low social status backgrounds and immigrant students.