Developing Indicators of Equality of Opportunity and Good Relations in Education
In January 2010 the Equality Commission contracted The Equality Company to undertake research entitled ´Indicators of Equality of Opportunity and Good Relations in Education´. The project aimed to develop a framework of indicators and associated measures of equality of opportunity and good relations in education for each of the three overarching goals specified in Every Child an Equal Child:
- Every child has equality of access to a quality educational experience.
- Every child is given the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.
- The ethos of every school promotes the inclusion and participation of all children.
The Equality Company developed an Outline Indicator Framework following consideration of literature, data and stakeholder input.
The Framework is available to download in two forms,
A full report that presents the framework along with the associated rationale for the choice of indicators, derived from key literature, data and stakeholder engagement is available here:
Full Report (PDF)
Full Report (Word)
The Equality Company invited a range of stakeholders to a workshop on 17th November 2010. Participants in the workshops were asked to discuss their views on the indicators and associated measures. The Workshop programme is available here:
The Commission´s policy statement "Every Child an Equal Child", on which the framework is based, can be accessed by clicking here.
Further details on this research project can be found here.