Minority students of a feather learning together

As the number of minorities attending upper-secondary school has more than doubled in the past decade, so too has the number of schools with a disproportionately high number of minority students.

Minorities now make up 9.3 percent of gymnasium students, but at some schools they make up a third of the student body.

Headmasters said the trend was due to students applying to schools that have a high number of students with backgrounds similar to their own.

Teachers and education experts underscored that the development was not a problem for education, but it did require a different approach to teaching than in schools with a higher proportion of ethnic Danes. 

Jyllands-Posten

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