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.
Preparing for a series of events for policy makers and practitioners
As the pilot for a series of similar activities in a number of German states, we recently partnered with the state teacher training institute LISUM Berlin-Brandenburg to hold a "Creating more inclusive classrooms" kick-off event and all-day conference on 14-15.02.17 aimed at policy makers and practitioners working in the field of special needs, integration and inclusion.
Working with consultants and experts from the UK
For the "Creating more inclusive classrooms" events in Berlin-Brandenburg we worked with local expertise as well as edcuation consultants and expertise from the UK and across the British Council network, including the following: