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Inequality and inequity Dr. Scott McLeod September 19, 2006
Question <ul><li>If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? </li></ul>
Housekeeping <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note discussion group / location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Syllabus  </...
Definitions and prior knowledge <ul><li>What is the difference between these terms? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inequality is… <...
Definitions <ul><li>While inequality implies differences between individuals or population groups, inequity refers to diff...
Prior knowledge <ul><li>What do we already know about inequality and inequity in education? </li></ul>
Root causes <ul><li>What are our beliefs about the  root causes  behind existing inequalities and/or inequities? </li></ul>
Societal impacts <ul><li>What are the societal impacts of failing to remedy existing inequities and/or inequalities? </li>...
Societal impacts <ul><li>Inability of people to become upwardly mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings of helplessness by indiv...
Societal impacts <ul><li>Feelings of resentment lead to lack of support for education system </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of glo...
Are these equally concerning? <ul><li>In 2004, only 1% of American Indian students took the SAT, compared to 63% of white ...
State funding equity lawsuits <ul><li>Litigation in progress </li></ul>
Review and questions <ul><li>Technology review </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of questions do you have? </li></ul>
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School & Society PowerPoint - Sep 19

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School & Society PowerPoint - Sep 19

  1. 1. Inequality and inequity Dr. Scott McLeod September 19, 2006
  2. 2. Question <ul><li>If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Housekeeping <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note discussion group / location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic assignments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definitions and prior knowledge <ul><li>What is the difference between these terms? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inequality is… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inequity is… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Definitions <ul><li>While inequality implies differences between individuals or population groups, inequity refers to differences which are unnecessary and avoidable but, in addition, are also considered unfair and unjust. Not all inequalities are unjust, but all inequities are the product of unjust inequalities. </li></ul>http://www.paho.org/english/sha/be991ineq.htm
  6. 6. Prior knowledge <ul><li>What do we already know about inequality and inequity in education? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Root causes <ul><li>What are our beliefs about the root causes behind existing inequalities and/or inequities? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Societal impacts <ul><li>What are the societal impacts of failing to remedy existing inequities and/or inequalities? </li></ul><ul><li>Rich keep getting richer </li></ul><ul><li>We think it’s the way it’s supposed to be – comfort with the status quo </li></ul>
  9. 9. Societal impacts <ul><li>Inability of people to become upwardly mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings of helplessness by individuals and/or groups </li></ul><ul><li>Those left behind become burden on society </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic alienation / disenfranchisement </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of concern that disadvantaged are increasingly becoming more so </li></ul>
  10. 10. Societal impacts <ul><li>Feelings of resentment lead to lack of support for education system </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of global competitiveness b/c not tapping into full potential of citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Exploitation of underserved </li></ul><ul><li>Apathy of those left behind </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to check consolidations of power </li></ul>
  11. 11. Are these equally concerning? <ul><li>In 2004, only 1% of American Indian students took the SAT, compared to 63% of white students, 12% of black students, and 10% of Asian students. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002, American Indian students made up 1% of students in degree-granting institutions, compared with 70% white students, 12% black students, 10% Hispanic students, and 7% Asian students. </li></ul>Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A41, September 15, 2006
  12. 12. State funding equity lawsuits <ul><li>Litigation in progress </li></ul>
  13. 13. Review and questions <ul><li>Technology review </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of questions do you have? </li></ul>

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