The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue on equity and diversity in health, physical activity, and education. We (Dillon and Sara) start the introduction by explaining our relationship to sociocultural issues and the circumstances that led to this special issue. We then provide a broad overview of how this special issue is structured by linking the manuscripts that comprise this issue to the past, map out the present, and explore potential future directions. To conclude the introduction, we argue that equity and diversity research needs to develop creative research, pedagogy, and scholarship practices to meet the emerging needs of a progressively diversified population.
- critical pedagogy
- social justice