ERIC Number: ED429024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Equity in OECD Countries.
Expanding learning opportunities is a major characteristic of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. In the new social and economic context those with less education and training are more likely to be left behind. A broad view of education and equity in OECD countries is provide in this report. Challenges and policy orientations are placed in social and economic contexts and key policy principles are delineated. Quality and equity must be addressed simultaneously through consolidated and integrated policy approaches and good practice must be adopted widely in schools and schooling to promote effectiveness. The top priority of a lifelong approach to learning is equality of opportunity within a better resourced initial education providing extensive continuing learning opportunities. Divided into three parts, the report aims to identify emerging principles and orientations for policy development. Part 1 deals with economic, social, and educational developments and emphasizes the importance of the issues under review. Part 2 examines patterns of access and participation in education and training systems, and the policy questions and approaches that arise from them. Part 3 draws together the main implications in a policy orientations statement based on the patterns, arguments, and conclusions. A glossary of commonly used terms and concepts is provided that disentangles the variety of meanings and implications for policy. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).