Raising achievementEach child has the right to a broad and balanced curriculum.
This can be supported by high-quality teaching and learning experiences. There are a number of merits of supporting the right of all children and young people to participation and equality access to education. One of these is that it raises their overall achievement in education. If equality is promoted between individuals they would be able to access the curriculum of their schools without any problem.
All students irrespective of their economic background get equal opportunities in the schools. Equality may also mean that the curriculum should meet all the needs of all pupils as a whole and also as per individual. Thus, equality and equal participation of different pupils is very important in raising their achievement.
Improving participationEquality also ensures that the different people in the education setting participate maximally in all activities in education. Everyone in an education setting should participate in anything relating to them like the designing of the curriculum. This is mostly achieved by organising an event like parent’s meetings and also having student councils in the education system. Children and young people can also be asked direct questions on how they feel things should be undertaken, what they could improve and how they learn.Developing a sense of identityThe school should recognise and support the children and have access to everything that is happening in the school. This will raise their self-esteem and also give them the feeling that they belong there.
When the children participate fully they feel valued for whom they are and what they have done was fantastic. They should also be given time to learn independently in such a system thus developing their identity the more. It also promotes the relationship between individuals and different groups in all the different settings.
Thus, supporting the right of all children and young people to participation and equality of access to education is quite important.