The difference between equity and equality


It’s not about everybody getting the same thing,” Cynthia Silva Parker says “It’s about everybody getting what they need in order to improve the quality of their situation.”

In teaching, equality means giving each pupil the same resources, while equity means giving each pupil the resources they need in order to learn to the best of their ability.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  1. At the school where l work equality is forbidden in teaching. We must adapt out teaching to the pupils to make each of them achieve their goals. It is a very demanding but interesting way of working.

    At the university l lecture, it is the contrary. We can’t individualize our teaching so the students receive the same resources. It is just impossible to provide different resources when we are lecturing 360 students at the same time, three or four times a day!

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