PISA in Focus

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PISA in Focus is a series of monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way.
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Where did equity in education improve over the past decade? You or your institution have access to this content

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OECD
31 Jan 2017
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No.:
68
Pages:
6
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/33602e45-en

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The persistence of social inequities in education – the fact that children of wealthy and highly educated parents tend to do better in school than children from less privileged families – is often seen as a difficult-to-reverse feature of education systems. Yet countries across the world share the goal of minimising any adverse impact of students’ socio-economic status on their performance in school. PISA shows that, rather than assuming that inequality of opportunity is set in stone, school systems can become more equitable over a relatively short time.
 
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