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Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

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Investing in equity in education pays off …

Investing in equity in education pays off


Improving equity and reducing school failure is a policy priority, but...

There are many different policies and strategies, yet no common knowledge base of what works

Countries face challenges in adopting and implementing policies to improve equity in education

Supporting disadvantaged schools and students is a lever out of the crisis.

There is a need for clear policy responses

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  • For example, cost of failure in Canada.... (instead of exacerbated this situation… “has brought equity and education to the forefront”)
  • Nine Participating Countries: Austria, Canada (Québec, Ontario, Yukon, Manitoba), Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
  • such as: these reports will provide countries with a tailored reading of the recommendations of these report and some key indicators.
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    • 1. Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools (OECD, 2012) Investing in equity in education pays off February 2012
    • 2. Improving equity and reducing school failure is a policy priority, but...
    • 3. This OECD study was developed to provide responses to the equity challenge
    • 4. High education performers combine quality with equity
    • 5. The challenge: that all students reach a minimum (inclusion) Proportion of 15 year olds that do not reach a minimum level of reading skills, PISA 2009
    • 6. The challenge: to reduce the risk of low achievement due to personal circumstances (fairness) Relative risk of scoring below level 2 depending on personal circumstances, PISA 2009 Low risk High risk
    • 7. The challenge: to reduce the high drop out rates across OECD countries % of people who have not completed upper secondary education by age group
    • 8. Reducing school failure pays off .. and the current crisis has exacerbated this situation It limits capacity of economies to grow and innovate
      • Damages social cohesion and mobility and is expensive:
        • Higher public health expenditures
        • Higher welfare, increased criminality
    • 9. Policies to achieve more equitable education systems and reduce dropout
    • 10. Avoid system level policies that hinder equity
    • 11. Support low performing disadvantaged schools
    • 12. For more information Contact at OECD Education: Beatriz Pont, Sr. Policy Analyst, [email_address] Francisco Benavides, Policy Analyst, [email_address]
    • 13. Annex: background to this study
      • Participating countries
      • Austria
      • Canada (Québec, Ontario, Yukon, Manitoba)
      • Czech Republic
      • France
      • Greece
      • Ireland
      • the Netherlands
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Outputs
      • Comparative report:
      • Equity and quality in education: supporting disadvantaged students and schools
      • national background reports
      • working papers
      • Country Spotlight Reports
      • Website: www.oecd.org/edu/equity

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