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ERIC Number: ED568122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Social Justice and Capacity for Self-Development in Educational Systems in European Union
Huang, Bo-Ruey
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (14th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 14-17, 2016)
This paper explores social justice and equity in educational policies and systems in the European Union, and analyzes the significance within. Equity indicators of the European educational systems, "Equity of the European Educational Systems: A set of indicators" declared in 2006, introduces the debates on educational justice issues on one hand, and provides a reference framework for international comparison and educational policy-making on the other. In 2009, a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training was agreed by member states of European Union lasting to 2020. Meanwhile, the European Council emphasized the objective of promoting social inclusion through the reduction of poverty and the need for quantification of education and social inclusion/poverty indicators. The target population is defined as the number of persons who are at risk-of poverty, material deprivation and in jobless households. Educational equity, transcending the traditional idea of equality and combining the Justice Theories of Rawls and Sen, not only focus on the resource distribution in education content or processes, but also identify individual capability, willingness and effort and respect the diversity of career development. [For the complete Volume 14, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568088.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union