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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(20); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.062029.

Unraveling the Complexities of Educational Inequalities: Challenges and Strategies for a More Equitable Future


Zhenda Mao1, Yang Sun2

Corresponding Author:
Zhenda Mao

1School of Sports Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, China

2Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3TF, United Kingdom


This essay explores the multifaceted nature of educational inequalities and their challenges. Despite ongoing efforts to reduce educational disparities, they are rooted in socioeconomic, systemic, and cultural factors. Policy challenges and limitations further complicate the designing and implementing of effective interventions. A collaborative and persistent approach is required to tackle these ingrained inequalities, involving targeted investments in under-resourced schools, teacher recruitment and retention, promotion of integration, support for families, and reform of testing and tracking systems. By fostering collaboration among policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders and by continuously evaluating and adapting strategies, it is possible to work towards creating more inclusive and equitable education systems that serve the needs of all students.


Educational inequalities; Social policy; Education policies

Cite This Paper

Zhenda Mao, Yang Sun. Unraveling the Complexities of Educational Inequalities: Challenges and Strategies for a More Equitable Future. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 20: 185-189. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.062029.


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