Finding pathways to educational equity

Ainscow, M. et al. (2021) Finding pathways to educational equity. In: Chapman, C. and Ainscow, M. (eds.) Educational Equity: Pathways to Success. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 171-183. ISBN 9780367652043 (doi: 10.4324/9781003128359-10)

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Recognising that each child has different aptitudes and qualities, he argued that all children are entitled to an education that will make them ‘good, wise and happy’. Relevant to our experiences in Scotland, Owen did not simply equate education with schooling. It is also important to emphasise that the sorts of approaches people have presented cannot solve the massive socioeconomic inequalities that exist within Scotland, as they do in many other countries in both the developed and developing worlds. What they do encourage, however, is a way of working that has potential to make some significant differences to the life chances of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. In the Scottish system, where local authority officials have considerable influence, their support was particularly crucial. Specifically, the task of local authorities is to monitor and challenge schools in relation to the agreed goals of collaborative activities, whilst senior practitioners share responsibility for the overall management of improvement efforts.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ward, Dr Sarah and Drever, Ms Alison and Chapman, Professor Christopher and Bynner, Dr Claire and Bell, Ms Irene and Lowden, Mr Kevin and Donaldson, Professor Graham and Neary, Dr Joanne and McLean, Dr Jennifer and Ainscow, Professor Mel and Bianchi, Miss Victoria and Hall, Mr Stuart
Authors: Ainscow, M., Bell, I., Bianchi, V., Bynner, C., Chapman, C., Donaldson, G., Drever, A., Hall, S., Lowden, K., McLean, J., Neary, J., and Ward, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Educational Leadership & Policy
Published Online:14 July 2021

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