Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education


This Special Interest Group provides a forum for AARE scholar-practitioners working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations across a range of educational contexts. The collective is characterised by a shared focus on equity, social justice, and inclusion, and is committed to maintaining and strengthening cultural and linguistic diversity and reciprocity in educational settings. CALD Education SIG members research across a range of disciplinary, epistemological, and methodological domains, and welcome colleagues who wish to contribute to the advancement of CALD-related enquiry, representation, and advocacy. We aim to:

  • provide a focal point for CALD scholar-practitioner communication, collaboration, and advocacy;
  • promote awareness of CALD-related issues in all educational sectors;
  • advance CALD-related research across a wide range of populations;
  • convene CALD-specific symposia for the exploration and pursuit of shared research interests, capacity building, and community engagement.

Research Interests:

  • Multilingual and multi-dialectal education
  • Language maintenance
  • Cultural identities and representations
  • Widening participation in higher education
  • Inclusive schooling practices
  • Globalisation, migration, and educational policy
  • Learners with refugee and asylum seeker experiences