People’s names are an integral part of their identity, so it’s important to ensure that they are handled correctly.
Mishandling someone's name can lead to social exclusion and unbalanced power dynamics. Putting in the work to get names right reflects a dedication to inclusivity and respect for other cultures.
It is important that children sees themselves in the books that read.
Research shows action is needed to get more kids reading for pleasure – especially those from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.
Douglas Stuart, author of the Booker prize-winning Shuggie Bain.
The story of child poverty in 1980s Glasgow speaks to current concerns across the UK.
Finding common ground.
What the largest study of diversity attitudes found from a survey of 11,000 adults in England and Wales in 2020.
English language teachers should encourage students to draw on their own mother tongues. Here, children participate in learning to help Syrian refugee youths prepare for school at the H.appi Camp in Toronto, July 2016.
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How we teach languages has not evolved much from the traditional grammar-based mode of instruction, and this approach alone marginalizes students' existing knowledge and communication abilities.
Public universities in California cannot consider race in admissions.
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How will the rejection of a 2020 ballot initiative affect student demographics at California's colleges and universities?
Jacinda Ardern with new foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta, seen here in July before this year’s election.
Half of Jacinda Ardern's ten most senior ministers are now women, lifting NZ's global gender ranking from 50th to 26th.
Labour Party supporters in Auckland cheer the results on election night.
The people have spoken, and MMP has delivered the right result — even if it means Labour governs alone.
Trump with 7th U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family Sept. 26 at the White House.
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With Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Trump has fulfilled his pledge to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman. But female judges don't all decide alike any more than male judges do.
Still a common sight at conferences.
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Homogenous, male-only panels remain prevalent, despite growing numbers of women experts in multiple fields.
Not all students have equal access to gifted and talented services.
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Racial, ethnic and class inequities regarding gifted and talented services are found in most school districts.
Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is one of relatively few women appointed to the federal judiciary by the current administration.
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Amy Coney Barrett may be a woman, but Trump’s other judicial appointments are 85% white and 76% male – the least diverse group of federal judges since Ronald Reagan.
Assigning roommates in college doesn’t lead students to have more diverse circles of friends.
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Colleges should let students of color choose their own roommates to make a more supportive environment, says a researcher who looked at student housing policies.
Diversity takes different forms.
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Logical thinking, curiosity, evidence-based decision making and fresh perspectives are all benefits brought by neurodiversity.
The latest prime time cooking show is supposed to be a celebration of different cultures. So why does it include a "Team Australia?"
Diversity isn’t enough.
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Dozens of companies have made pledges in recent months to make their workforces more inclusive. A scholar asked employees what they think that means.
Female song is common among fairywrens, like this red-backed fairywren.
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
Is he learning something?
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While providing access to digital technology is important, it won’t even the digital playing field. If teachers can embrace all students' digital interests as opportunities for learning, it would help.
Students who attend racially diverse colleges benefit socially.
Students can better see their commonality with others when they attend colleges that enroll students from diverse backgrounds, research shows.
The tech field has a long way to go to achieve gender parity.
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Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.