Category: Diversity in schools

Adoption: Myth vs. Reality

Download PDF Adoption: Myth vs. Reality Written by adopted young people themselves in the UK who wanted to answer many of the questions asked by “curious peers”. It is intended to educate those who do not have much understanding about Adoption and to dispel some of the myths surrounding adoption. What is Adoption? Adoption is […]

Answering Children’s Curiosity About Family Diversity

Download PDF Answering Children’s Curiosity About Family Diversity The traditional family model of fathers and mothers who generate and raise their sons and daughters is no longer the majority. Family diversity is common in the classroom. Nowadays, there are many other ways of becoming a family. A family does not depend on its composition but […]

Poverty Awareness in Teaching

Download PDF Poverty Awareness in Teaching Although poverty has been featured as a concern for children’s lives for several years, efforts have been largely unsuccessful in approaching it. The influence poverty can have on education is well documented, but the explanations for it can vary tremendously. However, these reasons can impact classroom techniques and approaches […]

Intersectionality in Educational Spaces

Download PDF Intersectionality in Educational Spaces It used to be that individual factors (a student’s personality, lack of motivation, lack of parental support) were blamed for a student’s struggling academic performance. It is only recently that schools have realised the grave impact that contextual factors have on student achievement. Included in these elements are systems […]

Gender and Sexuality Diverse (GSD) Youth in Schools

Download PDF Gender and Sexuality Diverse (GSD) Youth in Schools Gender and Sexuality Diverse (GSD) youth have continuously experienced marginalisation due to their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE). That these negative experiences continue to be reported in their schools is particularly troubling, given the amount of time these teens spend in these […]

Updating Classic Homework Assignments

Download PDF Updating Classic Homework Assignments Homework should foster respect for diversity and be sensitive to each child’s life story. Reviewing some classic concepts and tasks to achieve this goal is necessary. Some of the changes required so that all students feel welcome and included in the classroom involve using appropriate language, revising libraries and […]

Family Diversity at School

Download PDF Family Diversity at School Family diversity is a reality in school and society. A school must respect the different ways of being a family and in an active way. That means making it easier for all children to see their family models reflected and validated in the school environment. Such steps will facilitate […]

How to Work on Diversity in the Classroom

Download PDF How to Work on Diversity in the Classroom Addressing student diversity is still considered one of the main challenges in the education system. A school culture in which people embrace diversity in the classroom can positively impact the entire school community. When this happens, a school creates a safe, supportive, and helpful environment […]