TEACHING IN DIVERSITY
Under the ECMI leadership, 10 partners from 7 countries implemented the “Teaching in Diversity” project funded by the ERASMUS+ KA2 Strategic Partnership programme. To support teachers from all over Europe in facing the challenges that come with increasing cultural diversity in the classroom, and to adequately address the issues that they face on a daily basis, the project developed a training module for teachers to introduce them to the human and minority rights agenda, to the values and practices of multilingualism, active citizenship and societal cohesion. The project developed a training course and a Handbook, an online learning platform and a network of teachers to exchange information and provide self-support to its members beyond the project lifetime. In 2018, the ECMI conducted a pilot training-course and a final event in Flensburg. The seminar covered six key modules: Introduction to diversity management; Minority rights in education; Linguistic diversity; Religious diversity; Non-discrimination and preventing hate-speech at schools. After a successful finalization of the project, the ECMI offers 2019 tailor-made training courses – in-house and at schools.