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Harnessing AI to Foster Equity in Education: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Strategies

DOI: 10.4236/jilsa.2023.154009, PP. 123-143

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Education, Equity, And Inclusivity

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In contemporary educational landscapes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a pivotal tool to promote equity and inclusivity. One of the most significant contributions of AI is its ability to facilitate personalized learning. Through the analysis of a student’s learning patterns, strengths, and weaknesses, AI-driven platforms can customize educational content, ensuring that each student receives instruction tailored to their individual needs. This personalization ensures that all students, regardless of their starting point, have an equal opportunity to progress and excel. This paper explores the utilization of AI in facilitating an equitable educational environment by analyzing the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pertinent to AI implementation. Through a comprehensive review of the current literature and case studies, this paper identifies promising avenues for leveraging AI to bridge educational gaps while also highlighting potential pitfalls and barriers to equity. This paper proposes actionable strategies and recommendations for stakeholders to cultivate an educational ecosystem that champions equity through the prudent integration of AI technology.

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