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Fair or Foul? Towards practice and policy in fairness in education: short report

Laing, K.; Mazzoli Smith, L.; Todd, L.

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K. Laing

L. Todd



Abstract

Fairness in education means different things. On the one hand it is being treated the same and achieving the same standard – having a level playing field. Central to this is that entitlement through privilege is not seen as fair. But it is also having different provision or opportunities for those that need this. Fairness means fair process – being treated in a fair manner and challenging stigmatisation. Finally there is fair participation which we take to have two different meanings. One is the involvement in decision-making – having a fair hearing. The other is active participation in learning, in which learning is challenging, involves enquiry and genuine communication between teachers and students. Fairness in education is about bringing about the participation in learning for people of all ages in all situations not just about children and young people in school. This includes learning at work, accredited courses to get into work, and other kinds of adult education.

Citation

Laing, K., Mazzoli Smith, L., & Todd, L. (2014). Fair or Foul? Towards practice and policy in fairness in education: short report. Newcastle City Council

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Deposit Date Oct 19, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 19, 2019
Publisher Newcastle University
Publisher URL https://www.ncl.ac.uk/cflat/publications/
Additional Information Publisher: Newcastle University
Type: monograph
Subtype: project_report

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