Educational Problems of Mass Migration

Authored by: Danielle Zwarthoed

Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Print publication date:  October  2022
Online publication date:  October  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032000053
eBook ISBN: 9781003172246
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This chapter argues that philosophy of education should avoid the sedentary bias, that is, the assumption that those who are educated will stay and live in the country and society in which they were educated. It adopts a pluralist and non-ideal approach to address three challenges. The first challenge is the relevance of citizenship education for children and teenagers who, once they reach adulthood, will not get citizenship in their country of residence. The second challenge is equality of opportunity for students whose families do not possess the linguistic and cultural capital needed to strive in the countries they arrive in. The third challenge is the problem of fair distribution of educational costs and benefits, in a world in which people do not always work and pay taxes in the countries that paid for their education.

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