ERIC Number: ED520958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Addressing Discrimination in School Matters!
Sullivan, Amanda L.
Every student has the right to an education free from discrimination that provides high-quality, equitable opportunities to learn. Unfortunately, sometimes individuals or systems may act in ways that violate this right. Discrimination occurs when people are treated unequally or less favorably than others because of some real or perceived characteristic. In every community and every school, discrimination exists in both intended and unintended ways. It may take the form of direct, overt discrimination, such as barring all members of a specific group from being admitted to an organization. Discrimination may also be indirect or less obvious, such as seemingly neutral admission policies that actually favor one group over another. All kinds of discrimination are wrong and can be harmful to those involved. In schools, discrimination can make it difficult for students to learn because they don't feel safe or accepted. As such, finding ways to fight discrimination is essential to ensuring students' educational opportunity. (Contains 4 online resources.) [This publication was produced by the Equity Alliance at ASU.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A