Equity or Excellence in Education (or both?)?

One of the major current issues in (higher) education policy - in my opinion - is the issue of excellence versus equity. Is it most important to focus on the masses and see to it that everyone gets the same high quality education? Or should the country's prime talents be nurtured and given the opportunity to fully exploit their opportunities. Or, better yet, can you do both? The BBC Radio Documentary series 'The Changing World' investigates the dilemma, and what better places to visit than Finland on the one hand and the UK…Read more …