The Equal Right to Inequality: Equality and Utility in on- and off-campus Subject Delivery

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The principle of equality states that it is bad for some people to be worse off than others. In the context of distance education, this principle is violated on those occasions where on-campus students have access, not only to all the resources available to distance education students, but also to face-to-face tutorials. This is because the distance education students are worse off in terms of the availability of resources. In this article I will determine whether distance students should, in this respect, be worse off than on-campus students. In particular I will focus on whether or not, in certain circumstances, the principle of utility, which states that it is better for people to be better off, takes precedence over the principle of equality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalDistance Education
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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