level the playing field

level the playing field (to create a situation where everyone has the same opportunities) — создать равные условия для каждого; создать одинаковые условия для всех
a level playing field (a situation in which everyone has the same chance of succeeding) — ситуация, в которой каждый имеет равные шансы на успех

Example 1: It leveled the playing field by treating men and women equally when it came to athletic scholarships.

Example 2: To use a sports metaphor, etiquette in a sense
levels the playing field. Everybody plays by the same rules so it is democratic.

Example 3: Women have always enjoyed a considerable advantage over men: you know us better than we could ever hope to know ourselves. But in a perhaps vain attempt to level the playing field, we've developed an uncanny talent for behaving in ways that mystify most of you. Even when you know exactly what we're going to do, it seems you still can't fathom why we do it-much less do it over and over again. You know what I'm talking about: the questions women around the world have asked since the dawn of civilization, like the classic "Why do men refuse to ask for directions?"(Answer-so obvious it hardly needs saying: It's far better to get lost than to admit -- especially to another guy--that we don't know where we're going.) Or that other perennial favorite: "Why doesn't my husband ever notice what I'm wearing?" (Answer: Women dress for other women, not for men, so why should we bother? When you do dress for us, believe me, we notice.) ("Town and Country", 2002 May)

Example 4: They need to know the best strategies of teaching in order to help them to become better learners. When the teacher accommodates their teaching to those students helps to level the playing field in the classroom. Leveling the playing field gives special education students a better chance of being successful inside and outside the classroom. Students, especially younger students, do not know or recognize their learning styles and therefore it is the educator's job to find those preferred styles and help accommodate their teaching to those styles (VanKlaveren, K., Buck-land, T., &; Williamson, J. (2002).

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