Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems Around the World

Hardcover | February 1, 2012

EditorJody Heymann, Adele Cassola

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All children and youth, regardless of the situations into which they were born, deserve the opportunity to improve their life chances by acquiring the knowledge and skills that will help them thrive in the future. As the world lags far behind the Millennium Development and Education for Allgoals, swift, targeted, and effective action is needed to improve both access and quality in education. Bringing together evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of successful programs from around the world, this edited volume details effective educational equity initiatives and assesses how these models could be improved, expanded, and adapted to diverse contexts. Lessons inEducational Equality/I is uniquely comprehensive in its scope and its focus on how best to increase educational equality from early childhood to the tertiary level, and in contexts that span the geographic and political spectrum.This volume offers concrete solutions to barriers based on gender, income, disability, race, ethnicity, and language. Chapters on gender address equity for female students in tertiary science and engineering programs, primary and secondary education for socially excluded girls, and equitable earlychildhood education for boys and girls. Socioeconomic equity is examined in chapters on promoting equal opportunities in secondary school across social class, quality primary education for the poor, and early childhood strategies for closing the achievement gap. Chapters on disability detailstrategies for making inclusive education a part of the Millennium Development goals and for increasing access and achievement in tertiary education. Approaches to racial, ethnic, and linguistic equity are presented in chapters on bridging the gap in higher education, improving primary and secondaryschool quality and outcomes, and providing well-designed early childhood education.

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All children and youth, regardless of the situations into which they were born, deserve the opportunity to improve their life chances by acquiring the knowledge and skills that will help them thrive in the future. As the world lags far behind the Millennium Development and Education for Allgoals, swift, targeted, and effective action i...

Jody Heymann is the Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University. Adele Cassola conducts comparative research at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University. There, she leads an initiative analyzing the protections established in the constitutions of all UN member states acro...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Ending Educational ExclusionPart 1Tertiary Education and Transitions2. The Quest for Equity in Higher Education across Racial, Ethnic and Gender Groups3. Increasing Gender Equity in Tertiary Science and Engineering Programs4. Achieving Equity in Secondary and Tertiary Education for Students with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties Peter Evans and Serge EbersoldPart 2Secondary Education and Transitions5. Leveling the Learning Bar in Secondary School across Social Class6. Addressing Primary and Secondary Education for Socially Excluded Girls7. Effective Approaches to Making Inclusive Education a Part of Education for AllPart 3Primary Education and Transitions8. Achieving Quality Primary Education for the Poor through State-NGO Partnerships9. The Role of Language of Instruction in Promoting Quality and Equity in Primary Education10. Improving Indigenous Children's Educational Access and Outcomes through Intercultural Bilingual EducationPart 4Early Childhood Education and Transitions11. Early Childhood Strategies for Closing the Socioeconomic Gap in School Outcomes12. Improving Boys' Achievement in Early Childhood and Primary Education13. Equity for Indigenous Children in Early Childhood Education14. Adapting Innovations across Borders to Close Equity Gaps in Education