Raising awareness and understanding of superdiversity in the classroom

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Abstract

Schools in many countries now have a wide range of diversity in their classrooms. New patterns in migration have meant that schools now have students from cultural groups that had not previously migrated in large numbers. This is in addition to aspects of diversity that are commonly considered such as disability, cognitive skills, gender/sexuality, and religious affiliation. This environment has led to the concept of superdiversity, which not only considers these aspects of diversity but also begins to consider the interaction between aspects of diversity. This field is in its infancy; however, this policy provides schools with a starting point for meeting the needs of their superdiverse student body.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Better Schools with Evidence-based Policy
Subtitle of host publicationAdaptable Policy for Teachers and School Leaders
EditorsKelly-Ann Allen, Andrea Reupert, Lindsay Oades
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter39
Pages301-306
Number of pages6
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003025955
ISBN (Print)9780367458874, 9780367458898
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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