In Pursuit of Equity in Education

Author: W. Hutmacher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306475790
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book makes a compelling case for better international equity indicators in education. A conceptual framework for a system of comparable indicators is proposed and a spectrum of findings and perspectives presented. Topics include: the sociology of equality and equity in education; the application of theories of justice to educational equity, the trade-off between effectiveness and equity, heterogeneous versus homogeneous classrooms, and the influence of parental education.

Education Policy Analysis 2003

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264104577
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides state-of-the-art reviews of policy issues and developments in the ways that countries define students with disabilities, difficulties and disadvantages; approaches to career guidance; changes underway in higher education; and policy options for making investments in lifelong learning pays.

Governance and Performance of Education Systems

Author: Nils C. Soguel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402064462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Educational systems are now more than ever faced with the challenge of improving their performance and proving that suitable measures are being taken to guarantee greater efficiency regarding equity. Bringing together a wide range of disciplines and experience in several countries, this book details possible models of governance and describes ways to measure their effects in terms of efficiency and equity.

Equity in education

Author: Stephen Gorard
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230230255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Based on the views of teenagers across Europe and in the Far East, this book argues that we need to reconsider how we judge schools and what they are for. It shows that the treatment of pupils in schools makes more difference to teenagers views on societ

Re framing Educational Politics for Social Justice

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205371426
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to grapple with the realities of education politics and to act as positive advocates for social justice. This text offers strategies for educators to understand and take charge of education politics and includes a range of new approaches to study politics. Each chapter is organized to provide frameworks and findings from tradtional as well as new theories and methodologies and political strategies. The whole book is oriented toward building critiquing skills, modeling successful political strategies, and doing politics differently to empower educators and researchers.

Equity and Well Being

Author: Hyun Hwa Son
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113657932X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Equity is an abstract concept covering philosophical issues such as fairness and social justice, making its definition and measurement complex. This volume tackles these complexities head-on. The book is enriched with many empirical analyses and provides a comprehensive analysis of equity ranging from concepts and measurements to empirical illustrations and policy implications. After an extensive discussion on equity in the introduction, this volume begins with a chapter on well-being where the concepts of functioning and capability are discussed. This is followed by a few chapters on what an equitable distribution is and how equity can be measured. The volume then provides a definition and a methodology to measure equitable growth, examining the relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty. It also presents various empirical illustrations and country-specific experiences with three country case studies which assess whether publicly provided health and education services are equitable in developing Asia, examining the extent to which these social services favor the poor as well as the policy challenges to a more equitable delivery of these services. Finally, these country studies provide evidence–based policy recommendations to improve equity in social service delivery in developing countries. Achieving social equity has long been an important policy goal. There are relatively few studies on equity. This book aims to help fill this gap with an in-depth analysis of the issues associated with equity, covering its concept, measurement, and policy practices and implications.