NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
ERIC Number: EJ118501
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What is Meant by "an Equal Educational Opportunity?"
Coleman, James S.
Oxford Review of Education, 1, 1, 27-30, 75
A discussion of the various interpretations attached to term "equality of educational opportunity" which refocuses the debate by suggesting that a more proper formulation would use the term "reduction in inequality" rather than "equality"... Such a formulation implies that public schooling is to reduce handicaps that children face as a function of their early environments, without committing the educational system to an unachievable end. (EH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A