Key Messages from the NESSE Seminar 20 on Strategies for Equality and Inclusion in and Through Education and Training

NESSE Seminar 20, 2010

This seminar was given on strategies for equality and inclusion in and through education and training. There is a wide variety of strategies to tackle social exclusion in education. There is already a lot of knowledge from research. Rather than a lack of knowledge, it is disagreement on the definition of equality that prevents societies from achieving truly inclusive education systems. The model of equality that we adopt matters. The equality objectives that we promote depend on the interpretation of equality that we endorse. It makes a big difference if we adhere to a minimalist basic equality model in education or if we want to have substantive as opposed to formal equality.

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