Vol 2, No 1 (2020): Diversity and Equal Opportunity
The diversity in educational settings is interpreted as the heterogeneity of students in terms of sex, social origin, ethnicity, and religion. Educational research is consistent focusing on certain groups if they are under represented on an educational level and institution compared to their social significance. The following risk groups have also been identified in several papers: students from low-status families, children from single parent families, those who belong to an ethnic or religious minority, and students with special needs. Not only the learning and financial difficulties but the lack of integration threatens them. An ongoing challenge for educational research is to explore not only the possibility of equality of educational opportunity but also the way in which the education system can make them effective. The studies in this issue present current research in the field of diversity and equal opportunities.