Equity in Education: A General Overview

Castelli, Luciana and Crescentini, Alberto and Ragazzi, Serena (2012) Equity in Education: A General Overview. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 69. pp. 2243-2250. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to provide a general overview of the issue of equity in education. The aim is to obtain a historical-chronological description of equity in theory, policies and practices. The analysis has shown how equity is widely discussed in the international debate. Different conceptions can be detected, namely: a) equity as inclusion; b) equity as meritocracy. It seems to be necessary to continue the debate in order to focus on coherent and shared policies, practices and observations concerning scholastic systems.

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