Module A of “Education for the prevention of discrimination” was held in the Council of Europe’s European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 10 to 14 October 2011. It was attended by 33 participants from 24 Council of Europe member states.
Module B of “Education for the prevention of discrimination” was held in Namur (Belgium – Federation Wallonia-Brussels) from 2 to 4 May 2012 with the support of the Ministry of Education of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.
It was attended by 28 from the four corners of the Council of Europe out of the 33 who attended Module A in Strasbourg in October 2011.
Here we will focus on education for the prevention of discrimination. Regarding education professionals, the objective is clearly to focus on the multiplier effect which these professionals have on the younger generations.
By tackling the issue upstream, before discrimination happens, and by a reflective and critical look at societal practice they will contribute to making democracy live. The five phases of the module series were coordinated by a team of facilitators – Ms Angeliki ARONI, Greece, Mr Ferenc ARATÓ, Hungary - led by M. Pierre HELLA, Belgium.
The coordination of the methodological approach was carried out by the General Rapporteur, Ms Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard in close collaboration with the Secretariat.
The training units, edited by Ms Ana Žnidarec Cuckovic, are now available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try them out, to adapt them and further develop them. The Pestalozzi Programme would appreciate feedback on the available resources, including further resources developed on the basis of the model in its online collection.
Education for the prevention of discrimination, 2011/2012 (DISC)
Title:The role of emotional intelligence in teachers’understanding immigrants (asylum-seekers) and developing skills and attitudes for respecting diversity
Author: Antonia Spyropoulou - Cyprus Editor: Ana Žnidarec Cuckovic
Title: How to prevent stereotyping and labelling of individuals into them and us culture, thus discriminating the individual in the process?
Author: Inger Langseth - Norway Editor: Ana Žnidarec Cuckovic
Title: The connection between labelling and teacher’s expectations in order to develop strategies for the prevention of Discrimination in the inclusive classroom Author: Ksenija Lišcevic – Serbia Editor: Ana Žnidarec Cuckovic