The Term Equity in Education: A Literature Review with Scientific Mapping in Web of Science

Pedro Jurado De Los Santos, Antonio José Moreno Guerrero, J. Antonio Marín Marín, Rebeca Soler

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The term “equity” (EQUI) is a complex concept to be defined, because it depends on many factors, mainly political ideals. The objective of this research is to determine the evolution and development of the term equity in education by the scientific community. The main objective is to identify the scientific production and performance of the term equity in the field of education. The research method developed is based on bibliometrics, specifically on the technique of scientific mapping, and a process of quantification, analysis, evaluation and estimation of scientific documents was developed. The results indicate there is no established line of research or strong connections between the themes. This shows the existing variety of research on the term equity. Thus, the trend in research on the term equity is focused on the early periods of study on the students’ diversity in order to evolve to more concrete and specific aspects of equity, such as gender and race. It is concluded that the theoretical framework of reference shows how equity should be incorporated into the education system under the parameters of equal opportunities, of equality in access to higher education, regardless of gender or socio-cultural background.

Translated title of the contributionEl término equidad en la educación: una revisión de la literatura con mapeo científico en Web of Science
Original languageEnglish
Article number3526
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number10
Early online date2020
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2020


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