Educational policies alone cannot address educational disadvantage. There is an interplay of personal, social, cultural and economic factors which combine to limit educational opportunities. Cross-sectoral approaches are important to link education and training policies with those related to employment, the economy, social inclusion, youth, health, justice, housing and social services. Such policies should also be designed to correct regional imbalances in education and training. The workshop, therefore, focused on links that might be made between the education and other sectors at all levels of education systems.
Dyson, A. (2011). NESET Workshop 4 report on ‘Working together for equity: Different policy fields, one objective’, from Measures to combat educational disadvantage:A European consultation symposium.