Our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion
Inclusion in its widest sense of equality of opportunity for everyone is central to all of our work, from treating people fairly and without bias to creating conditions in the workplace, schools and wider society that encourage and value diversity and promote dignity.
Background in Germany
In 2011 the Kultusministerkonferenz assembly of ministers of education of the German states recognised the right of the child with a disability to learn together with children without disabilities. Since then inclusion in the classroom has become an increasingly important theme as the sixteen German federal states review their education systems and look to introduce new programmes and curricula.
Partner with us on projects to create more inclusive schools
We are working through our networks with foundations, state ministries of education and teacher training institutes in order to promote more inclusive practices in the classroom. If you are interested in partnering, we would like to hear from you.
Events for policy makers and practitioners
In 2017 we partnered with the state teacher training institute LISUM Berlin-Brandenburg to hold a "Creating more inclusive classrooms" conference kick-off event and all-day conference on 14-15.02.17 for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of special needs, integration and inclusion. As the latest in this series across Germany, we recently partnered with the state teacher training institute Landesinstitut Hamburg to hold a similar "Creating more inclusive classrooms" conference on 23.03.2018 aimed at teachers of English.
Working with consultants and experts from the UK
For both "Creating more inclusive classrooms" events in Berlin-Brandenburg and Hamburg we worked with local expertise as well as education consultants and expertise from the UK and across the British Council network, including the following: