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ERIC Number: EJ962982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Equity in Education: Next Steps
Canuel, Ron
Education Canada, v51 n5 2011
In October of 2010, Canadian Education Association (CEA), in conjunction with colleagues from SCOPE (Stanford Centre for Opportunity Policy in Education), hosted an event entitled "Achieving Equity through Innovation: A Canada-United States Colloquium." This two-day event provided an important platform for the exchange of ideas, insights, and strategies on how to best improve the learning and teaching conditions in classrooms. From this event emerged a broad agreement that equity and more precisely, the specific conditions needed in the societies to ensure equity, required further reflection and development. Much has been written about policy development and how effective such policies have been in the past. But where the work really needs to be enhanced is in the area of classroom practice. During the colloquium, delegates were provided with specific examples, from both sides of the border, of "equity-based" classroom practices, how they were initiated, and the results they generated. Adapting classroom practices and encouraging deeper links between the school and the community can and do play vital roles in the creation of an equitable educational system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States