ERIC Number: EJ1125799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
What We Mean When We Say "Equity"
Journal of Staff Development, v37 n5 p10-11 Oct 2016
Equity in teacher development means that all students have a right and a need to be exposed to excellent teaching. This is dependent on ensuring that all teachers have access to high-quality professional learning. This article discusses both what Learning Forward means when using the term "equity" and why examining equity is crucial to developing high-quality professional learning. Equality is one possible outcome of an equitable system, and often it is the primary outcome sought. However, there are many equitable processes that lack equality in design or implementation. The outcome being sought is one that moves us toward a fair, just educational system. This article discusses how ensuring that all teachers have access to high-quality professional learning looks in practice at Momentous Institute in Dallas, Texas.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Faculty Development, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Social Justice, Elementary Schools, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Dallas)
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