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What is Educational Inequality

Global Risk and Contingency Management Research in Times of Crisis
Inequality between students in access to quality education due to disruption of schools caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 Pandemic, Distance Learning, and Educational Inequality in Rural Ethiopia
Degwale Gebeyehu Belay (Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5279-0.ch013
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools are closed in many countries worldwide. China is the first to develop a distance learning program of ‘Schools Out, But Classes On' not to disrupt learning. Ethiopia closed schools on 16 March 2020 after it confirmed the first coronavirus on 13 March 2020. To avoid learning disruption, the Ethiopian Ministry of Education has tried to develop strategies to resume classes at home. Accordingly, radio and TV education programs are designed for primary education, secondary education programs, and online teaching for higher education. This chapter aimed to explore the educational inequality of rural students of Ethiopia using situational analysis. The findings unveil the multiple inequalities of rural students that make them disadvantaged compared to urban students. The available distance learning programs homogenize students, which can create educational inequality.
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Democratic Thinking and Student-Centered Pedagogy: Bringing Equity, Autonomy, and Purpose to Online Learning
The unequal distribution of educational opportunity, financial and educational resources, qualified teachers, or digital assets that results in lessening of a student or population’s educational, academic success, or performance.
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What Are the Potential Impacts of a Global Health Crisis on Economic Inequalities in Some Countries?
It is the unequal distribution of academic resources that would include school funding, qualified teachers, books (textbooks and library), and technology in disadvantaged communities.
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