When Flanders was still ranking high in international quality studies such as PISA and PIRLS, there was already great concern about the great inequality of educational opportunities in Flanders. Today, this inequality is now accompanied by serious concerns about the declining quality of education. Once again, linguistic diversity is in the eye of the storm. But what is linguistic diversity? Is it a cause of educational inequality? Of declining educational quality? Does linguistic diversity offer opportunities?
We invite you to our seminar, based on joint research between Ghent University and the University of the Western Cape. International researchers will shed light on our challenges, followed by a panel discussion with policy makers, practitioners and young researchers.