Super-diversity in education requires reflection on how to ‘handle differences’. This will be the central premise of Sabine Severiens's inaugural lecture as professor of Educational Sciences.
Severiens applies the sociological term ‘super-diversity’ within the field of education. The term was originally introduced by sociologist Steven Vertovec in 2007 to indicate increased diversity. Vertovec was referring to interactions between residency status, labour market position, educational attainment level, religion, language, gender, age and spatial division. Super-diversity is also noticeable within the educational sector in large cities. The application of this term forces one to examine interactions and new connections, as well as inequality and integration. How do children in super diverse classrooms think, what are their assumptions and what is it that motivates them.
The chair was designated on behalf of the APS Foundation (Stichting APS).
Prof. S.E. Severiens, professor by special appointment of Educational Sciences: Professionele capaciteit in de superdiverse school.
This event is open to the public.
(Please note: this inaugural lecture will be held in Dutch.)