Study on the diversity within the teaching profession with particular focus on migrant and/or minority background
Final report - Study
This study consolidates the evidence base across the EU28 regarding the diversity of the teaching workforce with regard to migrant and/or minority background. Increasing diversity within the teaching profession is one potential response to the evolving needs of an increasingly multicultural learner population. In particular, the study has: identified and analysed the existing statistical data on the current diversity of the teaching workforce; explored the prevalence of the different barriers to teacher diversity; mapped the policies and initiatives implemented; and, examined the evidence on... the effectiveness of the policies. To do so, the study methodology comprised: a literature review drawing on both European and international research; primary research with national experts for the compilation of 28 country profiles; ten in-depth cases studies of policies/initiatives promoting teacher diversity; a comparative analysis of findings; a virtual Policy Delphi; and, two high-level diversity expert seminars. In this executive summary, we set out the main findings and recommendations emerging from the research.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission)
- Personal author(s): Meierkord, Anja; Donlevy, Vicki; Rajania, Aaron
- Other authors: ECORYS Themes: Teaching
- Subject: anti-discriminatory measure , cultural pluralism , elimination of illiteracy , integration of migrants , learning technique , report , right to education , teacher , teaching , teaching curriculum