Socio-cultural disadvantages and cumulative deficits: which education can fight inequalities?

Keywords: ducation; cumulative deficit; educational interventions; inequity


This article focuses on identifying the root causes of educational problems before starting “educational treatment” It starts from the premise that prevention is better than cure since it avoids further damage and is a way to prevent the problem from getting worse. Prevention understood as early action, which takes advantage of adequate planning and programming processes, keeps us away from the dangers of school failure, and guarantees us “cultural health”. Through a contrasted and comparative methodology, it was possible to analyze and interpret the sources that inform a review of the literature, with the objective of understanding how students should be helped at an early stage if they do not have the necessary conditions to face their path of acquisition. The aim is to prevent teachers from “returning” responsibilities once the damage is done, by compensating and treating the “deficit” and creating favorable conditions before starting the new segment of education. The article addresses these problems by trying to focus attention on the cumulative capacity of the “difficulty” to consolidate and grow, making subsequent compensatory interventions more problematic in their effects.


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Antonella Nuzzaci, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Associate Professor of Experimental Pedagogy, Department of Human Studies, University of L’Aquila


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How to Cite
Nuzzaci, A. (2020). Socio-cultural disadvantages and cumulative deficits: which education can fight inequalities?. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 5(26), 172-186.