While there is considerable literature on social inequality and education, there is little recent work which explores notions of difference and diversity in relation to "race," class and gender. This edited text aims to bring together researchers in the field of education located across many international contexts such as the UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand and Europe. Contributors investigate the ways in which dominant perspectives on "difference," intersectionality and institutional structures underpin and reinforce educational inequality in schools and higher education. They emphasize the importance of international perspectives and innovative methodological approaches to examining these areas, and seek to locate the dimensions of difference within recent theoretical discourses, with an emphasis on "race," class and gender as key categories of analysis.

part |73 pages

Difference, Diversity and Inclusion

chapter |18 pages


The Status of Whiteness in Education*

chapter |16 pages

How Fair Is Britain?

Addressing ‘Race’ and Education Inequalities—Towards a Socially Just Education System in the Twenty-First Century

chapter |18 pages

Black Academic Success

What's Changed?

chapter |19 pages

The Intersections of Ethnicity, Gender, Social Class and an Itinerant Lifestyle

Deconstructing Teachers' Narratives and Thinking about the Possibilities for Transformative Action

part |80 pages

Understanding Difference

part |110 pages

Educational Inequalities

chapter |26 pages

‘I Want to Hear You’

Listening to the Narratives, Practices and Visions of a Chuj Maya Teacher in Guatemala

chapter |18 pages

A Place to Hang My Hat On

University Staff Perceptions in Multiethnic New Zealand

chapter |17 pages

Intersectional Pedagogy

From Movies to the Classroom

chapter |20 pages

Intersecting Identities

Young People's Constructions of Identity in South-East Europe

chapter |8 pages


Uvanney Maylor and Kalwant Bhopal