Strength Through Diversity

The Strength through Diversity: Education for Inclusive Societies project aims to identify how education systems can be equitable and inclusive by supporting the learning and well-being outcomes of diverse populations, and ensuring that all individuals are able to engage with others in increasingly diverse and complex societies.

About us

Strength Through Diversity covers six major themes:

• Migration-induced diversity
• Ethnic groups, national minorities and Indigenous peoples
• Gender

• Gender identity and sexual orientation

• Special education needs
• Giftedness


Policy Fora

The policy forum series aims to stimulate a discussion among key stakeholders on opportunities for peer learning and collaboration. Meetings are organised around different topics and convene a variety of stakeholders from interested countries.

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Results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal that in 2015, almost one in four 15-year-old students in OECD countries reported that they were either foreign-born or had at least one foreign-born parent.


The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant background (webinar)


News and Events

Blog posts on OECD Education and Skills Today:

Coronavirus school closures: What do they mean for student equity and inclusion?

Including the most marginalised: Roma students’ education during the coronavirus crisis

How coronavirus is affecting students with special education needs

Supporting immigrant and refugee students amid the coronavirus pandemic


Upcoming working papers:

Roma students in Europe: A literature review and examples of policy initiatives

Mapping policy approaches and practices for the inclusion of students in special education needs

Policy approaches and practices for the inclusion of students with ADHD

Gifted students: A literature review and examples of policies and practices