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Equal Opportunities at school: Mission Impossible? The Perceptions of Different Target Groups

Author(s) Koutselini, Mary  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2004  
Editor A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship  
Language English  
Age group -  
Keywords/Abstract
In the 5th century B.C. the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote that there is not anything more unjust than treating unequal persons with equal way (Ethica Nicomachea E). Do the contemporary education systems respect this principle? Do they provide equal opportunities to unequal persons? How do they differentiate their policy and curricula practices so that they provide equity to different students? Is really equal opportunity policy a mission impossible? What are the perceptions of different target groups? Participation rights and opportunities of learners in schools and educational institutions are regarded by the European Union as essential elements of a high quality learning environment for active citizenship education. Participation rights and opportunities of learners in schools and educational institutions are regarded by the European Union as essential elements of a high quality learning environment for active citizenship education (European Commission Progress report 2004, p.p14-15)
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