How Society Can Ensure Equity in Education

How to Ensure Equity in Education
Education is necessary to decide the future of an individual. With a good education one can expect greater earning, good health, and a long prosperous life. Similarly, no education means not having enough skills to contribute to the economy and development of society ends up with an increasing burden on the economy with higher costs for health and income support. During the past few years the education has extended considerably with more women graduating as compared to previous decades. But this has not increased the evenhandedness, justice and fairness in the education system. Many students are being educated but not equally educated; more students are going to universities but not getting equal opportunities.

So, just a complete structure that creates the benefits of education and accessible to everyone, is one of the most prevailing knobs to make the world more just. As recommended by dissertation editing experts, for bringing equity in the education system we need to break it down into three areas: scheme of studies, practical approach and resourcing. Egalitarianism and insertion both combine to make equity. Egalitarianism means there is no gender, cast, religion, or social restrictions for getting education and insertion to minimum standards of education.

Income Differences:
Income is directly related to educational success. Children of upper class families have more opportunities as compared to middle and lower class families. Upper class families are privileged to afford best tutors, summer programs, expensive academies for entry test preparations and many more. They are able to afford the high fees of institutions providing modern education based on the curriculum of world top colleges and universities. This gives rise to an unfair and unjust system which is not providing equal opportunities for everyone. The high achieving students of lower or middle class are left behind because of their inability to afford high fees of prestigious extraordinary institutions. They can qualify to get admission on the basis of their academic performance but money becomes the major restriction or hindrance in their way. 

Racial Differences:
Racial difference or inequity in education arose when students did not get the opportunity to get education in a prestigious institute due to a specific caste. This is most in countries like India, where two lower castes Shudders and Veish are deprived of all basic rights and considered as untouchables. Their children are not allowed to get education in any of the most prestigious schools of the country. In some countries the Negros are mostly deprived of their right to get education in a good institution because of their color difference.

Gender Differences:
Gender differences arose when women do not get equal opportunities as that of men. This is mostly in developing countries. This problem is underlying in many countries based on religion restrictions, where most parents don’t allow their daughters to get even primary education. Some major causes of gender discrimination include; poverty, child labor, child marriage and lack of female teachers in villages where parents don’t want male teachers to taught their girls. Equality in gender discrimination can increase workforce of economy, national income, productivity, economic stability, sustainable development and standards of living.

Minority and Migrants:
Countries where migration is common face more differences and gaps in the education system. Migrant children have one main problem of language when their native language is not English and they do not have enough resources to afford a tutor. Also the work limitations make it difficult for parents to afford any leisure other than basic day to day needs.

There is a need to bring reforms in practices, policies and procedures from root level to eradicate injustice in the education system. Equity in education means every child has an equal chance for triumph. For bringing equity we need to inquire about different aspects like economic resources, educational standards, and academic content and maintenance; do schools have access to enough resources according to population? (In public or government schools there is one teacher for a class of more than 100 students).

How are standards improved to provide accommodations to students with exceptional necessities? Are the teachers highly qualified? To eradicate inequality in education we need to bring reforms like setting the same Teaching Standard in all educational institutions either private or public. Same academic curriculum based on internationally set standards should be taught in every institute. Parents and schools can play a significant role in career counselling. Branch out teaching staff. Set communication standards for communication within classes. Support and assistance programs must be initiated by community partners that enable students of low income families to have access to higher education.
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