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Ending Educational Exclusion

Jody Heymann and Adèle Cassola

in Lessons in Educational Equality

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199755011
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918867 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755011.003.0001
Ending Educational Exclusion

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The strong relationship between education and life chances suggests that addressing educational disparities is one of the most important steps that can be taken to reduce wider social and economic inequalities. The volume’s introductory chapter examines recent trends in educational access, quality, persistence and achievement for marginalized populations around the world, measures them against countries’ commitments to providing universal education, and reviews the evidence of a causal link between educational attainment and a wide array of social and economic outcomes. Usefully summarizing the examples of success which later chapters explore in greater depth, it clearly demonstrates that increased equity in education can be achieved with the right combination of political commitment and practical solutions.

Keywords: educational equity; educational equality; education for All; universal education; educational policy; educational access; educational quality; educational outcomes

Chapter.  9160 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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