Developing Intercultural Capability in Schools
Cultural and ethnic diversity is a characteristic of most Australian schools and a key focus of education policy and curriculum. This is also true of many other countries as increasing numbers migrants and refugees seek economic security and safety. Intercultural capability is mandated in the Australian curriculum with the aim to move students beyond just knowing about cultural and ethnic diversity towards interacting and engaging with people they perceive as different from themselves. Building such learning environments is however challenging. In this webinar of GPPAC's Peace Education Webinar Series, a chair of the Peace Education Working Group, Dr. Gary Shaw, shares an overview of key concepts, approaches and practical strategies for developing intercultural capability in schools.