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Discuss whether equality and equity in education are the same thing.

Discuss whether equality and equity in education are the same thing.

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I always like to begin by giving a few resources to use in order to answer the question. There is a wealth of information online about equity in education. Here are some that I used to help articulate my own thoughts on the matter.

http://www.equityineducation.org/

http://ncee.education.ucsb.edu/aboutus.htm

http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/equity/#equity

http://www.dallasindicators.org/Education/EquityinEducation/tabid/542/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Equality and equity in education are not the same thing. I like the comparison of two people bleeding. One had a clotting disorder and the other did not. To treat these two individuals exactly the same could be devastating to one. Equity in education is a means to improve educational and social outcomes for children and young people, particularly those with additional support needs. ...

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Response is 505 words plus references. This article defines equity in education. Factors that need to be taken into consideration are enumerated. A description of possible solutions, resources and personal experience are provided. Some statistical and historical information is provided.

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