The Inequity of Educational Opportunity During an Epidemic
Keywords:education, educational opportunity, educational inequality, education on-line, social differences, COVID-19, pandemics
Educational opportunity has rarely been truly equal in any society, although modern societies have made enormous efforts to assure greater equality. Inequality in education is most often a consequence of existing social differences which structure opportunity. Those individuals with greater financial resources tend to have a wider range of educational choices and access to a higher standard of educational opportunities than those people with lesser financial means. This situation has become increasingly apparent in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper discusses those inevitable differences which have exacerbated inequality during this pandemic. Such inequities are examined internationally.
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