Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall
promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
(Recommendation concerning education for international understanding, co-operation and peace and education relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms, UNESCO,1974).
People engaging in development work in the "global South" need to critically consider the contents and aims of global education at the local community level in the "global North". The principle of coherence between the "global" discourse and practise of development work AND the "local" discourse and practice of development education is the crux of building communities based on the principles of justice, equality and peace for all. The growing processes of internationalisation and "globalisation" of european cities and communities demands therefore a critical exchange regarding the role of development education in dealing with effects of global "migration processes" at the local level, the status of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and the barriers to their participation and inclusion in the socio-political life in Europe.
Therefore, we are convinced that development and global education at the local level in the "global North" need to make antiracist trainings and other anti-discrimination measures an integral part of the curriculum and all other global education efforts at the local level.This calls for establishing ways, methods and means of making global education at the community level self reflective, non-discriminatory and socially inclusive.
Target Groups/Areas of Implementation
Aim of all Global Educational initiatives is to develop capabilities, attitudes and values of all involved which enable them to work together towards societal transformation and win more people to work towards positive change and enhance the sense of their responsibility as global citizens.
Themes dealt with in the training modules and further Global Education Initiatives
Besides organizing trainings and organizational and personnel development programs we also undertake commissions for lectures, expert inputs, key note addresses at conferences, seminars and workshops. We welcome requests for developing and implementing joint global educational projects or events (conferences, lecture series/teaching tasks) in anti-discrimination and further diversity development programs. If interested, do not hesitate to contact us.
Interested individuals and groups may use the Contact page to organise such "integrated" workshops and trainings in their institutions or (in co-operation with us) develop and include "global education at the community level" modules in their learning programs.
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