Diversity in Schools
The project "Diversity in Schools" aims to develop innovative and transferable approaches and methods for education work in schools to promote an open, respectful, and community-oriented school culture.
During the three-year project with three secondary schools in Berlin, modules for cultural and historico-political education will be developed by teachers. These modules will be based on the questions and practical needs of teachers and with them appropriate, modern approaches and content will be integrated into school life. The content of the modules will cover cultural education, the teaching of history and migration, and handling stereotypical representations in school textbooks. Moreover, the teachers’ intercultural and diversity skills are deepened during the training and their media skills expanded. In parallel, the management and the teaching staff will be advised on the school development process and given ongoing support for fostering intercultural awareness in school. The project is held in coordination with the education authority with the aim of making the experiences and results available to other schools.
Diversity in schools is a project organized by the Jewish Museum Berlin in cooperation with the German Children and Youth Foundation funded by the Mercator Foundation.
The project began on 1 February 2012 and will end in January 2015.