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The different dimensions of diversity

Educational, dispositional, circumstantial and cultural diversities

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According to Morgan and Houghton, 2011, there are different kinds of diversity:

  • Educational diversity: skills, abilities, knowledge, experience (life and work), learning approach.
  • Dispositional diversity: motivation, aspiration, expectation, attitude, maturity, interests, gender, sexuality.
  • Circumstantial diversity: age, employment, disability, geographical location, IT access, transport access, financial means, marital status.
  • Cultural diversity: language, values, religion, country of origin/ residence, ethnicity, social background.