Equity

Definition
‘In education, the extent to which access and opportunities for children and adults are just and fair. This implies reduction of disparities based on gender, poverty, residence, ethnicity, language and other characteristics.’ (UNESCO, 2007: 391).

‘Ensuring that there is a concern with fairness, such that the education of all learners is seen as being of equal importance.’ (UNESCO, 2017: 7).

References

UNESCO. 2007. Education for All by 2015: Will we make it? UNESCO. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000154743

UNESCO. 2017. A guide for ensuring inclusion and equity in education. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002482/248254e.pdf

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