The Fairness And Lack Of Fairness

1634 WordsApr 25, 20167 Pages
The terms ‘equity’ and ‘inequity’ are used to describe the fairness and lack of fairness or justice faced by many individuals. Equity is about fairness, making sure all people get access and chances to the same opportunities. This is because many of our differences, our pasts and our views can lead to a blockade of participation, singling certain people out. To ensure that equality is achieved it must first insure equity. Throughout many institutions of education social inequity has been shown through social class, race and ethnicity and gender. As of this many minorities and certain people have been caused to feel an unjust service is being provided to them. However, teaching and learning process have seen to be altered and improved to try and promote greater social equity. Education not only effects your future career and living situation but also your health both physically and mentally. This then effects a person’s life expectancy and also their chances of depression or any other mental illness. Furthermore education has a meaning to society and is important, not only to economic stability but to crime and in 2008 over 70% of woman and over 50% of men in prison had left school not achieving qualifications (TeachFirst, 2016). Social class is a term almost always avoided by those in politics. The traditional view held that people’s status is classified by their job and living standard, from ‘professional’ to ‘unskilled’ and links occupations to forms of capital, ‘elite’,
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