Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners: Research and Perspectives

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Education


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Description The seminar series developed empirical understanding of the systemic inequalities which can limit the diversity in the teaching profession particularly around issues of ethnicity and language. We also were usefully able to begin an exploration of the intersectionality of other aspects of social identities such as gender and social class which can act together with ethnicity and language to result in structural and institutional discrimination. Final report accepted December 2013 - no new findings.
Exploitation Route Consideration by policy makers in efforts to diversify teaching profession.
Sectors Education

Description A direct result of the funding of the seminar series was enabling a successful bid to NordForsk to fund a 3 year Diverse teachers for Diverse Learners research network (from October 2011) which held its final conference at the home institution of the series: University of Strathclyde in May 2014. Further we were successful in a bid for recognition as an International Research Network by the World Education Research Association (WERA_IRN). This network officially launched in Toronto at the end of April 2014 and has already expanded the reach and potential impact of the original group. Final Impact report accepted July 2014 - no further impact to report since that date.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Education
Impact Types Policy & public services