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Policy and Practice Challenges for Equality in Education

Policy and Practice Challenges for Equality in Education
Author(s)/Editor(s): Theresa Neimann (Oregon State University, USA), Jonathan J. Felix (RMIT University, Vietnam), Elena Shliakhovchuk (National Transport University, Ukraine) and Lynne L. Hindman (Oregon State University, USA)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7379-2
ISBN13: 9781799873792
ISBN10: 179987379X
EISBN13: 9781799873815


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Well-educated populations are important aspects of any contemporary society, as education increases national and global development and the positive expansion of communities to participate actively in civil matters also increases. Educational equality is based on the principles of administrative competence and fairness of access and distribution of resources, opportunities, and treatment, which ensures success for every person. Ensuring equal access to quality education requires addressing a wide range of persistent inequalities in society and includes a stronger focus on how different forms of inequalities intersect to produce unequal opportunities or outcomes that affect marginalized and vulnerable groups.

Policy and Practice Challenges for Equality in Education takes a multifaceted look at issues of equality and inequality in education as related to policy, practice, resource access, and distribution. As such, this book explores the potential practices in education that serve to mitigate and transform unproductive practices which have left societies scarred by social and educational inequalities. The chapters provide a critical analysis of the manifestations of inequalities in various educational contexts and discerns how broader social inequalities are informed by education-related matters. This book is ideal for sociologists, administrators, instructors, policymakers, data scientists, community leaders, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in educational equality and the unique challenges being faced worldwide.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Theresa Neimann (Ed.)

Theresa Neimann, Ph.D. in Adult Education from Oregon State University; MA in Theology from Trinity Saint David’s University, Wales UK; BS in Political Science and History from Eastern Oregon University; Certificate in Local Governance from Oregon Local Leadership Institute, was Associate Editor for International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET). She has many published chapters for Encyclopedia Strategic Leadership and Management, Adult Education and Vocational Training in the Digital Age, Theory and Practice of Adult and Higher Education (IJAVET). She has worked as a Freelance Writer; Editor at Zhejiang University Press, China; consultant and instructor at Tongling No. 1 High School: International School Dept., Anhui, China; She has taught early childhood education classes at Shanghai Normal University, China, and college writing at Xuchang Technical University, Xuchang, China. She has taught education courses at Oregon State University, Oregon. She has published several books. She was ESL Coordinator/GED, at Tillamook Bay Community College; she was a Private School Executive Administrator and Instructor; she was a public school K-12 Educator; Associate Editor at Apostolic Press; She has been a conference speaker.

Jonathan Felix (Ed.)

Jonathan J. Felix is a transdisciplinary academic at the intersection of Sociology, Design, Media, and Cultural Studies. His research interests include Higher Education, Digital Cultures, and Alternative Media. Jonathan is a Visiting Fellow of the International and Comparative Education Research Group with the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (ICE-UBD), an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), and also holds membership with Design Objective (DO), the International Communication Association (ICA), and the Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA). With over 17 years of collective experience in the creative industries and higher education, he has worked independently and collaboratively in a range of roles related to teaching, leadership, and research. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Education and a lecturer in Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies at RMIT University, where he develops and coordinates the delivery of multiliteracies for courses across a range of disciplines. Favoring textual research methods and publishing traditional and alternative modes of scholarship, Jonathan's work is influenced by post-structuralist and continental philosophical traditions.

Elena Shliakhovchuk (Ed.)

Elena Shliakhovchuk defines herself as an edtech enthusiast, pracademic by education, interculturalist by passion, and author by results. She received her Master’s degree in Ukraine, TEFL certification in the UK, Interculturalist’s certification in Italy, and Ph.D. in Spain. She visited 30+ countries trying to understand other cultures’ perspectives. For the past 10 years, she has worked independently and collaboratively in a range of roles related to teaching and research in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, and France and virtually worldwide. Currently, Dr. Shliakhovchuk is a Visiting Professor at several universities, a speaker at international conferences, a peer-reviewer in several prestigious journals, and an editor of books on the topic of edtech and DGBL. She contributed as an author to interactive tools diversophy®, CulturalDetective®, and CultureConnector® that teach intercultural competence. Her obsession with creating new ways of teaching that is absurdly useful and effective led her to publish several books on how to teach using video games. She is on a mission to help teachers and students to find outside-the-box approaches to education that would help to fulfill their potential in a rapidly changing world. Dr. Shliakhovhuk is a great sea lover, she has a coastal skipper certificate of competence, and when she is not teaching or writing, she can be found on the boats in the sea sailing.

Lynne Hindman (Ed.)

Lynne L. Hindman, as a first-generation student with American-Indian heritage, statistically beat the odds to earn four degrees within the field of education, namely a B.S. in Secondary Education, a Masters of Education in Ed. Leadership, a 6th Year Ed. Specialist in Ed. Administration, and a Ph.D. in Adult & Higher Ed. Leadership, with a specialty in Community College Leadership. As a member of Oregon State University’s graduate faculty, she teaches Masters and Doctoral-level courses for OSU’s College of Education, and also with their Professional Development for Educators (PDE) program. She is an expert Instructional Designer and Learning Experience Designer. As a certified Quality Matters™ Master Reviewer, she supports faculty around the globe as they develop and certify their online courses with QM’s rigorous rubric standards. Her doctoral research into the Degree Partnership Program has garnered national attention. She is a proud mother of four


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