Equality, Equity, And Diversity: Educational Solutions In …


Equality, Equity, And Diversity: Educational Solutions In The Basque Country
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Public education is one of the greatest achievements of European countries during the twentieth century. While schooling systems neither exclusively form citizens, nor are they sufficient to alleviate all inequalities, education plays an increasingly important strategic role in relieving social problems and promoting the civic and ethical upbringing of our children. Researchers and professors at the UPV/EHU have had the privilege to design and implement important educational projects in conjunction with government of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, which has authority over education in its territory. This book presents the timely (in most cases since 2000) observations, research, and programs that have resulted from this cooperation. Our stress-in both our theoretical and analytical dimensions-has been on the importance of diversity, the promotion of social and human values, and respect for basic human rights. In addition, we describe the cooperation that must be fostered-and the various needs met-between all educational “agents”: academic researchers, administrators, teachers, parents, and the community at large to promote equality and fairness in our society. Public education is one of the greatest achievements of European countries during the twentieth century. While schooling systems neither exclusively form citizens, nor are they sufficient to alleviate all inequalities, education plays an increasingly important strategic role in relieving social problems and promoting the civic and ethical upbringing of our children. Researchers and professors at the UPV/EHU have had the privilege to design and implement important educational projects in conjunction with government of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, which has authority over education in its territory. This book presents the timely (in most cases since 2000) observations, research, and programs that have resulted from this cooperation. Our stress-in both our theoretical and analytical dimensions-has been on the importance of diversity, the promotion of social and human values, and respect for basic human rights. In addition, we describe the cooperation that must be fostered-and the various needs met-between all educational “agents”: academic researchers, administrators, teachers, parents, and the community at large to promote equality and fairness in our society.