International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE)

International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE)

Editors-in-Chief: Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki, Finland), Julie Byrd Clark (Western University, Canada) and Yongjian Li (Renmin University of China, China and University of Helsinki, Finland)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2016
ISSN: 2379-7363|EISSN: 2379-7355|DOI: 10.4018/IJBIDE


The International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE) investigates critically the positioning of diverse individuals in formal and informal contexts of education – from kindergarten to adult education, but also lifelong learning. Diversities here refer to different identity markers such as ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, disabilities and language. IJBIDE is clearly positioned within a non-essentialist, non-culturalist perspective. IJBIDE also aims to promote original research methods by linking up macro- and micro-approaches. The journal is fully blind peer reviewed by the best experts in the field and publishes empirical and conceptual research and case studies from around the world.

Topics Covered

  • Academic and student mobility and diversities
  • Assessment, evaluation and diversities
  • Bullying, bias, segregation and discrimination in education
  • Diversities and digital educational technologies
  • Diversities and informal learning
  • Diversities and multilingual education
  • Diversities within a school system
  • Forms of discrimination and segregation in education
  • History of diversities in education
  • Inclusive education and diversities
  • Interactions between and integration of students of diverse backgrounds
  • Links between ‘home’ and school in relation to diversities (parents)
  • Media representations of diversities in education
  • Methods or methodologies/conceptual approaches and researching diversities
  • Multimodality and diversities
  • Perception and integration of the ‘foreigner’ in education
  • Place/space and diversities
  • Reflexivity and/or critical awareness around diversities in education
  • Role and place of diversities in education policies
  • Role and place of teachers of diverse backgrounds
  • School choices and diversities
  • Social action and diversities
  • Social processes and diversification/differentiation
  • Teaching about diversities (intercultural/global competence)
  • Teaching material and diversities
  • The commodification or processes of commodifying of diversities in education
  • The impact of globalization on diversities
  • The perception, place and role of diversities in (teacher) education (students, teachers, student-teachers, leadership, etc.)

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE) is an authoritative source and information outlet for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to examine and discuss the positioning of diversities in formal and informal education. This journal promotes a global vision and dialogue around the perception, treatment and empowerment of diverse individuals in education – from students to teachers. IJIBIDE is interdisciplinary and welcomes input from fields such as anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and applied linguistics.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Fred Dervin
Fred Dervin (PhD, PGCE, FRSA, FRAI) is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Dervin also holds other professorships in Canada, China, Luxembourg and Malaysia.
Julie Byrd Clark
Julie Byrd Clark (PhD) is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Education at the University of Western Ontario (Canada). Byrd Clark holds other professorships in Finland and the United States.
Yongjian Li is a researcher at the School of Education of Renmin University of China, Beijing and at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is a leading member of the TENSION research group at the University of Helsinki, Finland (diversity in education). Li specialises in public affairs in education management. His current research focuses on equality/equity and social justice in teacher education, critically comparing China and Finland. Li is the author of the following books: Comparing and Contrasting in Education - Social Justice in China and Finland (Forth. Routledge) and Chinese Rural Schooling: Good Practices for Successful Social Justice (Palgrave, co-edited with Dervin & Guo). He is the recipient of many honours, including the Uniqlo Global Talent Scholarship (2014).

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Regis Machart, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Associate Editors
Nathalie Auger, Université de Montpellier, France
Patrick Danaher, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Prue Holmes, Durham University, United Kingdom
Zhu Hua, Birbeck University, United Kingdom
Danièle Moore, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Canada
Phyllis Ngai, The University of Montana-Missoula, United States
Hanna Ragnarsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland, Iceland
Virginie Trémion, Catholic University of Paris, France
Editorial Review Board
Leena Andonov, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jo Angouri, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Hasan Arslan, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Pirjo Aunio, University of Helsinki, Finland
Marie-José Barbot, University of Lille, France
Zvi Bekerman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Sharon Bong, Monash University, Malaysia
Kristiina Brunila, University of Helsinki, Finland
Yuzhuo Cai, University of Tampre, Finland
Mei Yuit Chan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Van Mol Christof, Tilburg University
Christian Chun, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kenneth Cushner, Kent State University, United States
Petra Darya-Hansen, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Anna de Fina, Georgetown University, United States
Xiangyun Du, Aalborg University, Denmark
Giuliana Ferri, The University of West London, United Kingdom
Antoinette Gagné, OISE, Canada
Francesca Gobbo, University of Turin, Italy
Catherine Gomes, RMIT University, Australia
Eve Haque, York University, Canada
Nasima Hassan, University of East London, United Kingdom
David Hoffman, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Gunilla Holm, University of Helsinki, Finland
Christian Horst, Aarhus University, Denmark
Jane Jackson, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tinghe Jin, IOE, United Kingdom
Arto Kallioniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Terri Kim, University of East London, United Kingdom
Celeste Kinginger, Penn State University, United States
Etta Kralovec, The University of Arizona, United States
Arniika Kuusisto, University of Helsinki, Finland, Finland
Normand Labrie, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada
Sylvie Lamoureux, University of Ottawa, Canada
Elina Lehtomäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Valerie Martinez, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soula Mitakidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Robyn Moloney, Macquarie University, Australia
Nektaria Palaiologou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Melina Porto, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Hanna Posti-Ahokas, University of Helsinki, Finland
John Preston, University of East London, United Kingdom
C. K. Raju, Albukhary International University, Malaysia
Anna Restas, University of Tampere, Finland
Karen Risager, Roskilde University, Denmark
Michael Singh, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Gillian Skyrme, Massey University, New Zealand
Xianlin Song, University of Western Australia, Australia
Stefanie Stadler, Nanyang University, Singapore
Marianne Teräs, Stockholm University, Sweden
Kirsi Tirri, University of Helsinki, Finland
Albin Wagener, University of Angers, France
Anthony Welch, University of Sydney, Australia
Oakley Weply, Durham University, United Kingdom
Alan Wolf, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Peidong Yang, Technology University, Singapore
Kai Yu, Beijing Central University, China
Celeste Yuen, Hong Kong Institution of Education, Hong Kong


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Please read the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at

All article submissions of 5,500 to 8,000 words will be forwarded to 2 members of the International Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Fred Dervin
Julie Byrd Clark
Yongjian Li
International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE)

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