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This entry explores the meanings of the terms equality and equity as used in relationship to how individuals and groups are treated. It covers a range of approaches to making decisions in intercultural situations. First, related terms are defined. Then, the range of meanings from equality to equity is examined. The entry concludes with general observations, thoughts about measurement, and a path to personal insight into how the terms apply.

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Equal opportunity means providing the same access for all who qualify for a given opportunity. Nothing special is done to assist applicants in obtaining the opportunity. It is grounded in the notion that if we are all equal, then we should have the same/equal chance. No one should be given any advantage or assistance unless ...

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