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DeCesare, Tony – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
One of Amy Gutmann's important achievements in "Democratic Education" is her development of a "democratic interpretation of equal educational opportunity." This standard of equality demands that "all educable children learn enough to participate effectively in the democratic process." In other words, Gutmann demands…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Role of Education, Equal Education
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Sardoc, Mitja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The present paper examines some of the tensions, problems and challenges associated with claims for equality of opportunity (the fairness argument). The introductory part identifies three separate forms of justification for public education, including the argument associated with equality of opportunity. Part II examines in detail two questions…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Cultural Differences, Social Justice, Public Education
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Anderson, James D. – Educational Researcher, 2015
This article examines the historical relationship between political power and the pursuit of education and social equality from the Reconstruction era to the present. The chief argument is that education equality is historically linked to and even predicated on equal political power, specifically, equal access to the franchise and instruments of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Equal Education, Political Power, Voting
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Wilkins, Chris – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2014
Equalities legislation in Britain has in recent years shifted towards requiring public bodies to proactively promote equality rather than simply prevent discrimination. This paper reports on a study of how this requirement, with specific reference to race equality, is enacted in the regulation and inspection of initial teacher education (ITE) in…
Descriptors: Race, Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries
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Halvorsrud, Kristoffer – London Review of Education, 2017
This article presents a review of extant research on student dropout in Norway, originally undertaken as part of a systematic review. The article contextualizes the foundational principle of equality as championed by the welfare state and identifies the significance of dropout in upper secondary education in Norway. The article then assesses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary Education, Dropouts
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Wedin, Tomas – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2019
In a number of more recent studies, it has been argued that an increasingly presentistic temporal regime has emerged in educational politics since the 1970s. Against this backdrop, with Sweden as an exemplar, the purpose of this study is twofold. Firstly, it serves to elaborate on how this presentist temporal logic in the educational field appears…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Role of Education
Higher Education Funding Council for England, 2017
Following our "Call for evidence of sector-leading and innovative practice in advancing equality and diversity" (HEFCE Circular letter 16/2016), HEFCE commissioned the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) to report back on the range of equality and diversity practice undertaken across the higher education sector. Of 120 submissions received,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Student Diversity
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Dea, Mulatu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The study conducted with proposition that development needs to be participatory including both men and women. Different scholars came up with different explanations by raising the question why gender gap in different sectors The objectives of this paper are to: Analyze some relevant theories of development related to the causes of gender equality…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Sex Fairness
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Voigt, Kristin – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Are scenarios in which disadvantaged students prefer not to attend (certain) universities a concern from the perspective of an egalitarian theory of justice? I consider this question from the respective perspectives of two prominent approaches to equality: distributive theories, which focus on the fairness of inequalities in outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Theories, Disadvantaged
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Peter, Tobias; Bröckling, Ulrich – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2016
Looking to conflicting constitutions of education systems through the terms equality and excellence, this paper examines the discursive formation of two political rationalities in the contemporary German education system. While early childhood and primary education discourses are dominated by a terminology of equality, tertiary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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Ireson, Gren – Educational Studies, 2017
Differences in gender equality based on social, political and economic factors is cited, by some writers, as a contributory factor in the differentially greater achievement of boys in STEM subjects through the concept of gender stratification. Gender differences, especially in mathematics, have been linked directly to gender parity in wider…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gender Bias, STEM Education, Gender Differences
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: In "Milliken v. Bradley" (1974), the U.S. Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional a metropolitan-wide desegregation plan in Detroit that sought to achieve racial balance in part by busing white suburban students to the city's majority black schools. In a stark departure from "Brown v. Board of Education of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation
Mostafa, Tarek – OECD Publishing, 2019
When new PISA data are published, many researchers around the world analyse them with the aim of shedding light on all sorts of questions. One question in search of an answer: why are women under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions? Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Career Choice, Science Careers
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Mercieca, Daniela; Mercieca, Duncan P. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper revisits The Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action through Jacques Rancière's writing about the distribution of the sensible. It questions the supports provided within the Maltese state education system and asks readers to 'think again' by asking what has been left out. The Salamanca Statement is seen as reflected within the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Barriers
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Myers, Robert M.; Griffin, Amy L. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
The internationalization of higher education results in 4.6 million students attending colleges and universities outside their home countries. In the United States and other countries, there is significant underrepresentation of women among inbound international higher education students. Gender equality in education cannot be achieved so long as…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Students
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