Read the following articles to better understand equity and equality as they relate to education. Consider the status of school equity in America and reflect on what measures schools are taking to address inequality.
Research a school, either one that you attended growing up, one in your area, or the college or university you currently attend. Visit websites such as greatschools.org (Links to an external site.), https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/index.asp
or others to gather information about the demographics at the school. Compile pertinent information regarding equity, racial and ethnic diversity, gender diversity, socioeconomic status, graduation rates, grades, poverty, disability, etc. to get a comprehensive understanding about equity at your selected school. How does this school address issues of equity?
Create an infographic that addresses the major sociological issues related to education equity at your school. This can be done as a powerpoint slide, or using a program of your choice. Include appropriate citations and references in your poster.
(You can choose one issue related to education, such as racial diversity, or you can provide a quick look at multiple issues related to educational equity. Include relevant data about the diversity present in the students and/or staff at your school, how issues related to equity are addressed. Focus on a few pieces of data or information about your school and bring attention to the key points with graphics or other pictures)
*What is an infographic?
The most common definition of Infographic (Links to an external site.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infographic
describes it simply as a visual representation of information and data. By combining elements of text image, chart, diagram and, more recently, video, an infographic is an effective tool to present data and explain complex issues in a way that can quickly lead to insight and better understanding.
An infographic is:
- A data-rich visualization of a story.
- A tool to educate and inform.
- A way to build brand awareness.