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ERIC Number: EJ721228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Equality of Opportunity and Inclusion
Westcott, Emma
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v31 n4 p273-274 Nov 2005
There is strong evidence of the correlation between educational under-achievement and social exclusion. Those who do not participate in or benefit from education are more likely to experience early parenthood, homelessness, poor health, involvement with the youth and adult justice systems, poverty and unemployment. In this paper, the author contends that, while education alone may not be able to address inequalities that stem from complex and interrelated causes, it should avoid reinforcing inequalities. The author briefly discusses several initiatives, i.e., the "Children Bill", extended schools, and school workforce remodeling, that may lead to reconfigurations of expertise across teaching and other staff in and beyond schools, and by doing so, address the weaknesses around prevention and reintegration that can lead to intergenerational exclusion. Questions for further discussion are also posed. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom