|AUTHOR||Division of Policy and Practice|
|TOPIC||Child poverty and disparities|
Scanning the Equity Horizon is a bi-monthly newsletter from UNICEF’s Division of Policy and Practice that presents recent research and publications on equity and development.
Issue #4 looks at the subject of equity in education. As the publications featured in the newsletter show, a number of factors grounded in inequality impede attainment of MDG 2 and the Education for All (EFA) goals. In this particular issue, the authors illustrate that equity in education needs to be grounded in high quality instruction, improved learning outcomes, gender equality, relevance, and sensitivity to different cultural, religious and community values.
A number of recent publications — including some from UNICEF —are examined along with publications from other organizations and a number of peer-reviewed research articles.
The content featured represents just a small selection of work being done and is intended to increase awareness of the various dialogs happening on this issue.