Diversity and Diversity Management in Education
A European Perspective
2013, 180 pages, E-Book (PDF), 26,99 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-7918-0
Globalisation and efforts for equality nowadays go together with the debate on differences and diversity within countries, societies and organisations. With regard to the educational system in most European countries similar trends can be observed recently: an increasing educational success of women and their growing participation in the labour force, the changing age structure of students due to the demographic change, efforts to improve the situation of handicapped people in education, and the consequences of international migration movements for the educational system. Thus “diversity” and “diversity management” have become very popular topics in educational research and policy all over Europe. This book is the documentation of an international workshop of researchers from Poland, Germany and France. It combines articles on “diversity” from different disciplines. With its interdisciplinary and international, i.e. European, perspective, it leads to a better understanding of the phenomenon. It can improve the “diversity competence” in research and training and is particularly appropriate for international study programmes.