In a recent article published on the Global Partnership for Education blog, Carina Omoeva, Wael Moussa and Rachel Hatch outline two key concepts—equality of condition and impartiality—for considering education equity. These concepts come from the Handbook on Measuring Equity in Education, published earlier this year by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.
The authors also map out a five-step checklist for analyzing equity:
1. Identify the equity dimensions to be examined.
2. Summarize observable characteristics by equity dimensions.
3. Analyze the overall distribution of outcomes.
4. Analyze outcomes by equity dimension.
5. Estimate the main effects, overall and stratified.
“By fully integrating the accountabilities and processes that come with examining equity into our operations, we can move the development community closer towards achieving equitable quality education for all,” the authors conclude. To learn more, read the full article.