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ERIC Number: EJ1214337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
The Enduring Quest for Equity in Education: Comparing Norway and Australia
Volckmar, Nina
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v63 n4 p617-631 2019
It has been a key goal to achieve equity in education in Australia and Norway over the last 50 years. This article offers a historical case-oriented comparative analysis of the promotion of equity in education in these 2 countries. While equity in education is primarily understood as students' learning outcomes in national and international tests, such as the OECD's PISA studies, the analysis in this article is based on Espinoza's distinction between equality and equity, which allows for a more complex understanding. The article investigates striking differences in how the governments in Australia and Norway have attempted to enhance equity through education, and discusses factors that may have impeded this process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway; Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment