Why care about equity?

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Given at the ESU BM 61 / EQUNET second conference, the presentation gives an interpretation of equity policies in Higher Education in Europe and suggestions on how to increase effectiveness of lobbying policies addressing equity issues.
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Why care about equity?

  1. 1. WHYCAREABOUTEQUITY?some perspectives from the EQUNET project Anthony F. Camilleri ESU/EQUNET conference Sofia – 08.11.2011
  2. 2. access across the EHEA isinequitable
  3. 3. We checked.... gender balance net entry rates entry via alternative routes participation based on occupational / educational background income gap of students ratios of foreign students
  4. 4. consequences A student from low socioeconomic background - less likely to attend Higher Education - likely to choose different courses of study - more likely to work during studies - far less likely to have a mobility experience
  5. 5. “my country...”ratio of students with working-class fathers vs. general population
  6. 6. the student body entering, participatingin and completing higher education at all levels should reflect the diversity ofour populations
  7. 7. European Policies are noteffictive enough• 12 different EU instruments • Results speak for themselves mention equity in Higher • Independent studies confirm Education lack of effect so far• Part of the Bologna Process since 2001
  8. 8. “equity is improving...”80706050 2125 First stage secondary403020 Tertiary100 1970-1980 2000-2010
  9. 9. Equity is not only about financing, but...
  10. 10. WE NEED MORE DATA BUT....WE HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH DATA TO ACT
  11. 11. HorrifyingESU Reaction to the 2011 Modernisation Agenda
  12. 12. equity of completion is also equity of outcomes
  13. 13. LAZYChinese Premiere on Europeans at Cannes
  14. 14. FINACIAL CRISIS STEMS FROMINEQUALITY
  15. 15. a proposal.... EQUITY should not be about WELFARE
  16. 16. EQUITY IS A PRE-REQUISITE TO ACHIEVECRITICAL MASS FOR A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY (which is supposedly the answer to all our problems) more jobs

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