Or look over the archived past discussions from 1996 through April 19, 1998 at http://www.edc.org/hypermail/edequity.
What Is Educational Equity?
Educational equity refers to an educational environment in which individuals can consider options and make choices based on their abilities and talents, not on the basis of stereotypes, biased expectations, or discrimination.
EDEQUITY is designed to encourage discussion between teachers and other educators, equity practitioners, advocates, parents, counselors, and others interested in equity. The participation of both women and men is welcomed.
What Do We Discuss?
EDEQUITY serves as a forum to discuss how to attain equity for males and females, and how gender equity can be a helpful construct for improving education for all. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to, classroom interactions, curriculum development, school environment, education reform, violence prevention, math and science education, vocational and nontraditional education, school-to-work issues, community-based learning, and counseling. This list gives people an opportunity to ask questions and exchange information about teaching strategies, useful texts and films, innovative programs, current research, and funding sources.
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