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Temkin, Larry S. – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
The ideal of equality of opportunity plays an important role in contemporary social and political discourse, and it is one of the few ideals which most people, across the political spectrum, accept. In this article, I argue that the seemingly widespread agreement about the value of equal opportunity is more apparent than real. I distinguish…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Affirmative Action, Quality of Life
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De Clerck, Goedele A. M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
This article has been excerpted from "Introduction: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities" (De Clerck) in "Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities: Envisioning the Future for Deaf Students" (G. A. M. De Clerck & P. V. Paul (Eds.) 2016). The idea of exploring various…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, Equal Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Baader, Meike Sophia; Böhringer, Daniela; Korff, Svea; Roman, Navina – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
This paper discusses results of a research project on equal opportunities between women and men in the postdoctoral phase in German universities. It illustrates how the funding system is organized and whether this contributes to more equal opportunities for men and women, especially concerning the work-life interference. Although the system loses…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study
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Meyer, Kirsten – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
This paper reveals how equal educational opportunities, equal job opportunities and equality of opportunity for welfare are related to each other, and how they are related to other demands for justice. There are several important objections to the emphasis on equal educational opportunities. Nevertheless, this paper shows that demanding equal…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Social Justice
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Rice, Jennifer King – National Education Policy Center, 2015
More than 150 years ago Horace Mann persuasively reasoned that education is the "balance wheel" of the social structure. He argued that education should be free and universal. While much progress has been made in establishing a universal education system since Mann spoke those words, substantial disparities in educational resources,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Role of Education, Educational Policy
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Walton, Matthew; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; DeLuca, V. William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
A classroom culture that features clear procedures will produce a safe learning environment for students. By establishing a class with clear procedures and effectively managing the learning environment, an educator can reduce discipline issues (Erdogan, Kursun, Tan Sisman, et al., 2010). A well-managed class will allow maximum instruction to take…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
Plucker, Jonathan; Glynn, Jennifer; Healey, Grace; Dettmer, Amanda – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 2018
America has a tremendous need for talent. This executive summary examines which states have implemented policy changes that can help close excellence gaps. States can and should take the lead in promoting educational excellence and eliminating excellence gaps. Six recommendations to states are presented. [For the full report "Equal Talents,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Low Income
Kundu, Anindya – Educational Leadership, 2018
If students from all backgrounds and advantages were given equal opportunity to succeed, how would this change our schools? Anindya Kundu examines two New York City schools--Medgar Evers College Prep and The James Baldwin School--and how their energized school culture contributes to the success of all students. By leading with consistency,…
Descriptors: School Culture, Success, Administrator Role, Role Models
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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Bakker, Nelleke – History of Education, 2014
This paper addresses the question of whether the political debate concerning comprehensive schooling in the Netherlands between 1965 and 1979 was obscured by incompatible meanings of the concept of "equal opportunity". On the basis of an analysis of ministerial plans and parliamentary debates the conclusion is drawn that Dutch…
Descriptors: Educational History, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries
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Zelenka, Valerie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
This article describes effective classroom intervention strategies for students experiencing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), regardless of the severity and whether the student has a diagnosis of ADHD. These suggestions incorporate the universal design for learning (UDL) framework. This framework does not limit…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
A qualitative case study with 18 Women of Color at a predominantly White women's college yielded counter-narratives about racial microaggressions that challenged dominant ideologies of colorblindness, meritocracy, and equal opportunity in education. Their experiences with racial microaggressions also contrast with majoritarian narratives (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Whites, Minority Group Students
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Paksoy, Eshabil Erdem; Çelik, Sabri – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
The purpose of this study is to analyze multicultural education and evaluate the Turkish education system regarding the acceptance of diversity. In this era, cultural diversity and identities are given equal importance in the world. Multiculturalism gives the opportunity for each citizen to secure life styles with equal rights, grow in a world of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Equal Education
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Vescio, Vicki – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
If educators are to support the learning of students who have traditionally struggled for success in school, administrators and teachers must understand the difference between equity and equality and engage in classroom practices that support the former. In simple terms, "equality" reflects the idea that every student should get the same…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Culturally Relevant Education
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Johnson, David Cassels; Stephens, Crissa; Nelson, Joan Johnston; Johnson, Eric J. – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
This article considers the impact of the "Lau v. Nichols" Supreme Court decision on the education of English learners in Washington State, US In particular, we focus on the most popular educational program in the state, Sheltered English Instruction. We first examine how intertextual links to various policy texts and discourses shape…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Wise, Arthur E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Arthur E. Wise, a longtime advocate for K-12 school improvement, reviews 50 years of efforts to promote equal educational opportunities for all children, describing the pros and cons of three main reform strategies: lawsuits focused on funding equity, which have had some success; the standards and accountability movement, which has not; and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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