Glossary »  equity

the furthering of equal opportunities for learning, mutual respect, participation and the lessening of unjustified socio-economic inequalities and their negative effects

Learn more from the EFFeCT paper:

"It cannot be assumed that relationships between participants in the participative model of professionalism will be automatically equal or fair. Power and status differences are a feature of distributed leadership in schools and a willingness to reflect on these critically and tackle unfairnesses is essential (Woods 2016; in press).

A conception of social justice is needed that brings out the different dimensions of injustice that occur in schools. This is provided by a four-fold framework of the ways of advancing social justice, which involves tackling inequalities in respect and recognition of cultural differences (cultural justice),opportunities to have a voice and contribute to decisions (participative justice),opportunities and support for learning (developmental justice),and unjustified socio-economic inequalities and their negative effects (distributive justice) (Woods and Roberts 2018)."

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