After a year of research and preparation of training materials, the ten partners of the Teaching in Diversity project will conduct the first series of pilot trainings for the teachers in nine different locations. The training for teachers aims to raise awareness about various aspects of diversity and the challenges associated with them, about international and national regulatory frameworks and how they are or are not projected at school level, as well as about the role of the teacher as a ‘diversity manager’. The trainings include six key elements:
- Introduction to diversity management: What is ‘diversity’? What is ‘diversity management’? Why it is important?
- Minority rights in education: What are ‘Minority Rights’? What are the basic principles of implementing minority rights in education system?
- Linguistic diversity: What is ‘multilingualism’? What are the basic norms of protection of linguistic diversity in Europe?
- Religious diversity: What is ‘religious diversity’? What are the basic norms of protection of religious diversity in Europe?
- Non-discrimination: What does non-discrimination and equality mean? What are national frameworks to prevent discrimination? What measures can be taken at school level to prevent discrimination?
- Preventing hate-speech at schools: What is hate speech? Who is responsible for preventing hate speech and how can it be monitored?
The pilot training, however, will be a platform for testing the training methodology, as well as a possibility for developing the trainings further based on the feedback and evaluations of the teachers. During the pilot trainings the project teams will present different facets of diversity management and ask the participating teachers whether they face challenges related to diversity and how they manage diversity in their realities at school.
The project partners will organize the pilot trainings in seven different countries at nine different locations in Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Romania and Poland.
The ECMI will conduct the pilot trainings in Kiel on the 19th of February. The training will be organized with the support of Schleswig-Holstein State Chancellery.
More about the project
Acknowledging that the educational institutions are a place where diversities meet and interact on a daily basis and that they are the first pillar of societal integration and acculturation, the project Teaching in Diversity (Teach-D) addresses the topic of Diversity Management at school, focusing on the teachers as key actors in the process of transfer of knowledge, values, skills and competences. Teach-D aims to provide the teachers with skills and competences on:
- WHY we should teach diversity,
- HOW to teach in diversity and
- HOW to manage diversity.
The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.