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How diverse are schools?

Maikuru
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2/29/2016 3:18:14 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
Check out these diagrams showing school diversity in terms of school faculty...
http://chronicle.com...

...and students.
http://chronicle.com...

I don't think anyone visits this forum, so I'll just leave these here. If you are interested in a discussion, how diverse was your schooling?
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2/29/2016 4:06:20 PM
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Well I live in England, more specifically Harrow and Harrow's one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world, so it's fine for me. But I can't say the same for the US or the rest of the UK.
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2/29/2016 4:47:41 PM
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At 2/29/2016 4:06:20 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Well I live in England, more specifically Harrow and Harrow's one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world, so it's fine for me. But I can't say the same for the US or the rest of the UK.

Interesting. What is considered ethnically diverse in your area?
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2/29/2016 4:51:58 PM
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At 2/29/2016 4:47:41 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/29/2016 4:06:20 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Well I live in England, more specifically Harrow and Harrow's one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world, so it's fine for me. But I can't say the same for the US or the rest of the UK.

Interesting. What is considered ethnically diverse in your area?

Around 70% of Harrow are not white British. I think that there are more people of Indian origin in Harrow than there are of British origin. We also have the highest amount of followers of Jainism nationally.
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2/29/2016 5:03:37 PM
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At 2/29/2016 4:51:58 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 2/29/2016 4:47:41 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/29/2016 4:06:20 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Well I live in England, more specifically Harrow and Harrow's one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world, so it's fine for me. But I can't say the same for the US or the rest of the UK.

Interesting. What is considered ethnically diverse in your area?

Around 70% of Harrow are not white British. I think that there are more people of Indian origin in Harrow than there are of British origin. We also have the highest amount of followers of Jainism nationally.

That sounds like some areas of Canada I've visited. Is that kind of distribution unusual in England?
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2/29/2016 5:05:35 PM
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At 2/29/2016 5:03:37 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/29/2016 4:51:58 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 2/29/2016 4:47:41 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/29/2016 4:06:20 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Well I live in England, more specifically Harrow and Harrow's one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world, so it's fine for me. But I can't say the same for the US or the rest of the UK.

Interesting. What is considered ethnically diverse in your area?

Around 70% of Harrow are not white British. I think that there are more people of Indian origin in Harrow than there are of British origin. We also have the highest amount of followers of Jainism nationally.

That sounds like some areas of Canada I've visited. Is that kind of distribution unusual in England?

Yes, most areas predominantly consist of white British people, even if it's just by a small amount. To get such a small white British population is quite unusual (though it is becoming more and more acceptable as immigration increases).
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3/13/2016 2:27:55 AM
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Regarding most countries, it's something that's largely dependant on the area. Cities and other more populated areas are naturally more likely to have a greater level of diversity in schools, for both students and professors. I've been to city and smaller village schools in two different European countries and there were some notable differences.

However, it also depends on what you define as 'diversity'; as you can still have International students/ones with different backgrounds from the country that they're studying in--that aren't categorised as ethnic or religious minorities. During my time in primary and secondary (school) education I encountered numerous different nationalities. In Spain, there's a reasonable percentage of Morrocan and Colombian students in average state schools. And you get other Europeans in the more touristy/affluent areas. At one school I was amongst German, Dutch, British, French, Belgian, Norwegian, and Russian kids.

The one thing I noted is that in the U.K, there's a higher level of black students and most certainly Asian ones.
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