Educational Equity in Australia and Canada: A Comparative Analysis of Two Jurisdictions

dc.contributor.advisor Sahlberg, Pasi
dc.contributor.advisor Stacey, Meghan Senior, Caitlin 2022-03-18T04:51:13Z 2022-03-18T04:51:13Z 2021
dc.description.abstract Australia and Canada are similar countries regarding their history, economy, culture, and many social values. Their education systems, however, perform differently in international comparisons. In this study I compare educational equity in South Australia and Alberta during the first two decades of this century. This research uses qualitative data from semi-structured interviews with ten key high-level education system leaders and experts in South Australia and Alberta to explore how policies and reforms have addressed educational equity in these jurisdictions from 2000-2018. Three main findings of this study are: education policies and strategies in Alberta have facilitated equity more directly as part of educational improvement than in South Australia; collaborative professionalism has been a key driver of policy implementation in Alberta whereas South Australian policy implementation has relied more on compliance and competition between schools; and Albertan and South Australian policymakers have understood equity in education differently, especially how equity and excellence relate to one another.
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher UNSW, Sydney
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.subject.other equity
dc.subject.other education
dc.subject.other policy
dc.subject.other Australia
dc.subject.other Canada
dc.title Educational Equity in Australia and Canada: A Comparative Analysis of Two Jurisdictions
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.accessRights open access
dcterms.rightsHolder Senior, Caitlin
dspace.entity.type Publication
unsw.contributor.advisorExternal Grenfell, Laura; The University of Adelaide
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture School of Education School of Education
unsw.subject.fieldofresearchcode 39 EDUCATION
unsw.thesis.degreetype Masters Thesis
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