@MINDSET

Managing social relations in schools

Background

Anti-discrimination has been on the spotlight of the European Social Policy Agenda for the last two decades. Despite its long history, diversity has not become a strictly defined concept, but tends to change its scope and priorities according to the different settings, societies and needs. In this framework, diversity, especially in education, is not a static phenomenon, but needs to be approached through different aspects, in order to address any issue that may lead to discriminatory behaviour. In this context, it needs to be continuously reflected upon and developed. Managing diversity is a key-practice which promotes the links between effective people management and increased organisational efficiency and productivity, and education plays here a crucial role in preparing young people for life as active citizens.

 

Aims and Target Groups

@MINDSET aims to address the topic of social inclusion in the educational setting, while at the same time to promote the creation of a democratic society, by designing a training course and tools to enable teachers to better understand the importance of managing diversity in their daily practices.

 

Partners and Outcomes

A partnership of seven organisations from UK, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain and Austria will work together to develop an analysis Report on diversity’s social and cognitive consequences, as well as the following outputs:

  • Diversity Management Course for teachers with focus on establishment of social relations, impact of life conditions on identity and educational setting
  • Didactic Manual for diversity management to help teachers realise the added value of employing targeted methods and techniques
  • eLearning Course on Diversity Management and user’s manual
  • Scientific Publications
EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships addressing more than one field
Coordination: Staffordshire University (UK)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2014 – August 2016
Website: bdfprojects.wix.com

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.