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Working class students: How to achieve curriculum equity

In this four-article series, Matt Bromley considers how we can support working class students, whose outcomes are often much worse than their peers. In article four, he considers achieving equity via adaptive teaching and a three-part plan for curriculum interventions


The classroom isn’t working for working class students. In previous articles, I have suggested we can address the problems inherent in the curriculum and in our assessment system by following a three-step approach – what Andy Griffith and I, in our book The Working Classroom, call the 3Es:

Last time (URL) I set out how to achieve equality through the core curriculum. In this final article, I want to focus on step two.




Working class students

Article 1: In pursuit of equity in education: Published May 1, 2023
Article 2: Four domains of secret knowledge: Published May 10. 2023.
Article 3: Curriculum equality: Published May 15, 2023.
Article 4: Curriculum equity: This article

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