What is Equitable Access in the classroom?
Access to an equitable education is a legal right for all children, and the quality of that access in the classroom instruction is a moral and ethical right. Instruction that is tailored to meet all students’ needs goes beyond simply providing equal access to education.
Why is it important?
Technology offers the potential to improve education for disadvantaged students, regardless of at-home availability, but only if all students are able to fully participate. When planning for technology implementation, it’s imperative to consider not only the number of technology devices you need but also how you can leverage available digital resources to meet learning and teaching goals.
What does it look like?
As part of any system wide technology plan, leaders should develop a strong foundation of policies addressing the various elements needed for equal access. These policies should:
- Ensure individuals know how to access the technology
- Outline where to go for help getting access
- Be flexible enough to accommodate diverse learners and instructional needs
What is the meaning?
In education, the term access typically refers to the ways in which educational institutions and policies ensure, or at least strive to ensure, that students have equal and equitable opportunities to take full advantage of their education.
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