Equalities in Education
Equalities in Education

Vision and Values


Dr Ruth Wilson of Equalities in Education (EiE) is a specialist in equalities and diversity and an experienced researcher and report writer, with a background in education. Her work is underpinned by the following core beliefs:

  • Everyone has a right to be treated fairly and with respect
  • Treating people fairly involves taking into account a range of factors, such as:
    • individual differences and needs
    • historical and contemporary contexts of exclusion, discrimination and harassment
  • We all have not only a legal responsibility but also a moral imperative to uphold human rights and social justice, promote equalities and challenge unlawful discrimination and harassment
  • Education is fundamental to the process of promoting human rights, social justice and global citizenship
  • People learn best when they are actively engaged in the process; this applies to adults as well as to children and young people
  • Policy development, strategic decisions and organisational change should be based on evidence

In her own practice, she is committed to:

  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of current developments in the field of equalities and diversity across the full range of protected characteristics, including implications for equalities of current policy initiatives
  • Developing and delivering training in which learners are actively engaged
  • Behaving in a way that models good practice in equality, diversity and human rights
  • Employing research methods that are both ethical and robust, using creative and participatory approaches
  • Promoting evidence-based policy development, which draws on:
    • rigorous, but sensitively handled, monitoring
    • equality impact assessment and evaluation, including feedback from a diverse range of service users
    • consultation and involvement of key stakeholders


This is a brief statement of Ruth Wilson's professional vision and values. Equalities in Education also has a full Equalities Policy.


As a registered member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals (IEDP), Ruth has also signed up to the Institute's Code of Professional Conduct.