Kamla-Raj 2004                                                                                     J. Soc. Sci., 9(1): 43-48 (2004)



Egalitarianism and Management of Education


M.U.C. Ejieh


Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

E-mail: mejieh@oauife.edu.ng


KeyWords Educational opportunities; fairness in educational administration


Abstract People of diverse backgrounds including scholars, sociologists, political scientists, philosophers, statesmen and educators are interested in the achievement of the ideal of egalitarianism in societies. In this paper the concept of egalitarianism is examined and applied to education. The various ways of achieving egalitarianism through the provision of equal opportunities to individuals in education are considered. The role of educational managers in ensuring the principles of egalitarianism are adhered to at different levels of an educational systems and the challenges facing them in so doing, are put forward.


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