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

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

by Jody Heymann, Adele Cassola
 

ISBN-10: 0199755019

ISBN-13: 9780199755011

Pub. Date: 02/17/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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 All goals, swift, targeted, and effective action is needed to improve both

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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 All goals, 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 in Educational Equality 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 early childhood 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 detail strategies 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 secondary school quality and outcomes, and providing well-designed early childhood education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199755011
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2012
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Ending Educational Exclusion
Jody Heymann and Adèle Cassola

Part 1
Tertiary Education and Transitions

Chapter 2
The Quest for Equity in Higher Education across Racial, Ethnic and Gender Groups
Mokubung Nkomo

Chapter 3
Increasing Gender Equity in Tertiary Science and Engineering Programs
Laura Pilozzi-Edmonds

Chapter 4
Achieving Equity in Secondary and Tertiary Education for Students with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties Peter Evans and Serge Ebersold

Part 2
Secondary Education and Transitions

Chapter 5
Leveling the Learning Bar in Secondary School across Social Class
Marie Duru-Bellat

Chapter 6
Addressing Primary and Secondary Education for Socially Excluded Girls
Marlaine Lockheed and Maureen Lewis

Chapter 7
Effective Approaches to Making Inclusive Education a Part of Education for All
Bob Prouty, Koli Banik, and Deepa Srikantaiah

Part 3
Primary Education and Transitions

Chapter 8
Achieving Quality Primary Education for the Poor through State-NGO Partnerships
Ebony Bertorelli and Aneel Brar

Chapter 9
The Role of Language of Instruction in Promoting Quality and Equity in Primary Education
Carol Benson

Chapter 10
Improving Indigenous Children's Educational Access and Outcomes through Intercultural Bilingual Education
Brittany Lambert

Part 4
Early Childhood Education and Transitions

Chapter 11
Early Childhood Strategies for Closing the Socioeconomic Gap in School Outcomes
Clyde Hertzman, Lori Irwin, Arjumand Siddiqi, Emily Hertzman, and Ziba Vaghri

Chapter 12
Improving Boys' Achievement in Early Childhood and Primary Education
Barbara Sprung and Merle Froschl

Chapter 13
Equity for Indigenous Children in Early Childhood Education
Jessica Ball

Part 5
Applying Lessons across Geography

Chapter 14
Adapting Innovations across Borders to Close Equity Gaps in Education
Fernando Reimers, North Cooc and Jodut Hashmi

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