Equity and quality in education: supporting disadvantaged students and schools
February 09, 2012
The report says that helping those in need would reduce school failure, boost economic growth and contribute to a fairer society.
The report outlines five recommendations for improving equity in education systems to help disadvantaged students:
¬ Eliminate grade retention (costly and inneffective)
¬ Avoid early tracking
¬ Manage school choice to avoid segregation
¬ Allocate funding according to student needs, and invest in early ages
¬ Encourage students to complete by improving the quality of secondary-level courses, including work-based training and making the different secondary pathways equivalent.
It proposes 5 additional recommendations that are related to boosting support for school directors and teachers. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/50/49603567.pdf