ERIC Number: ED073217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Educational Opportunity in Manitoba: A Study of Equality of Educational Opportunity and School Division Organization in Manitoba.
The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent inequalities in educational opportunity exist in Manitoba, Canada and, should extensive inequalities exist, to propose ameliorative policies to provincial policy-makers. Equality of educational opportunity is considered to exist when educational resources and services are provided in such a way that access to them is distributionally equal across the province; conversely, inequalities exist when access varies consistently, on a basis other than need, for students in the province. Since unitary school divisions are the administrative units responsible for providing educational services to the great majority of public school students in Manitoba, since there are major variations in student enrollments in school divisions, and since such variations in administrative unit size have been associated with variations in service provision in other jurisdictions, the method adopted is to present data on nine different educational services and resources by size of school divisions. This presentation shows that students in larger school divisions, which are generally urban, have substantially higher levels of access. These vary in size by service, but the direction of advantage or disadvantage is constant. There is no evidence that the discrepancies are positively associated with need differentials. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Association of School Trustees, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada