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ERIC Number: EJ821698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Access to Education and Equity in Plural Societies
Maiztegui-Onate, Concepcion; Santibanez-Gruber, Rosa
Intercultural Education, v19 n5 p373-381 Oct 2008
The analysis of school systems which, under the assumption of formal equality, do not correct, but rather legitimate, social differences, has a long tradition in educational research. This topic has been broadened and enriched through the discourse of equity. In effect, equity in education pivots on redistribution proportional to the needs of different groups. Achieving this goal requires strategies that improve educational attainment and eliminate all kinds of barriers, both tangible and intangible, relating to educational access. In the case of ethnic minorities and those of immigrant origin, these topics are exacerbated by their conditions of vulnerability. The objective of this introductory article is to present, from the perspective of access and equity, some keys to comprehend the situation of immigrant students as well as possible strategies to achieve higher levels of quality and social justice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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