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ERIC Number: EJ842495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-3
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
A Tale of Two Provinces: Who Makes Stronger Vertical Equity Efforts?
Li, Xiaobin
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n83 p1-19 Oct 2008
Policy makers in Ontario and Alberta provide financial assistance to disadvantaged students. Three special allocations in 2006-2007 school year for disadvantaged students in grades one to eight in the two provinces are compared to answer the question: Who makes stronger vertical equity efforts? The three compared allocations are: the allocation for special education students, for English as Second Language students, and for students from low socio-economic status families. Since stronger measures are needed for equal educational opportunity, measuring how strong vertical equity efforts are is a highly relevant topic. The results indicate that Ontario provides more assistance through these allocations. The answer to the question is, "Ontario makes stronger vertical equity efforts." (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada