Equality and Fairness
By Engr. Christopher Chavez Gutierrez
To consider that educational society as fair and just one must conform with the idea of what we called equality in education. Experts in the field defined equality in education as “Equity in education”, this is a measure of achievement, fairness, and opportunity in education. It is often linked with the study of excellence and equity. Also, accommodating and meeting the specific needs of specific individuals or learners.
The government has a moral obligation to make sure that all our learners receive an education that will give them the skill required to become holistic individuals ready to face the challenges and be contributing adults in our society. All students needed to hone their talents through formal and informal learning. By failing to develop those skills and talents, our society may
Students usually think that being “fair” and “equal” mean the same thing, they tried to interchange the words, but they do not. Being fair and equal as indicated by Maria Dismondy, being fair means that everyone gets what they need or deserve while equal means that everyone gets the same regardless of need. Another is when we talk about people being “equal,” or having “equal” rights, we mean that all people have the same treatment regardless of their needs, races, cultures, sexes, economic and social status. However, as we saw, though, fairness is different. Fair doesn’t mean we get the same thing that everyone else has. In general, when we talk about fairness, we associated it with “justice.” When we use the word justice, often we’re talking about fairness.
Learners and students are different in terms of what is essential to them to reach any level of attainment and success. These levels varied because of some factors they may come from or they have special needs that must be provided. Students must have equal opportunity to contribute their ideas inside their classroom regardless of their ability, economic, social, and cultural background. Thus, teachers according to the video lectures of Professor Suseela Malakolunthu, need to put the curriculum at work by designing learning activities that are aimed at enhancing student achievement. Teachers must deliver continuous, interactive, and integrating activities to ensure holistic learning. This must be to ambitious demand however, this impediment of treating our students and learners of equal opportunity inside our classroom setting may be overcome by providing certain criteria that will put our students on equal footing. Moreover, all students inside the class must be given the chance to thrive no matter their gender. Hence, as a teacher you can aid achieve gender equality in your classroom by stimulating outmoded typecasts and generating equal chances for your students. Also, by nurturing a comprehensive class environment, where people of all genders will feel welcome and respected.
As a teacher, we must lead the way. Be a role model. Create and foster a classroom environment that caters to equality and fairness.