Moving beyond tolerance: The need for educational reform in anticipation for future global competitive markets
Local / domestic
link all curriculum areas with cultural competence experiences
connects local cultural groups with schools
combats racism and discrimination
improves mental health
prmotes active citizenship and civics
promotes development of friendships among diverse groups
prepares students for community life
Creates inclusive practices reducing stigmatisation, exclusion and feelings of oppression among diverse communities and within the school
improves mental health by developing something in common among individuals and diverse groups
promotes active citizenship and civics
promotes student engagement with the diverse community groups
promotes the development of friendships among dierse groups and communities
promotes development of friendships among diverse grops
combats racism and discrimination
improves mental health by developing something in common among individuals and diverse groups
promotes active citizenship and civics
promotes student engagement with the diverse community grouops
promotes the development of friendships among diverse groups and communities
promotes student connectedness to education for all students not only mainstream
improves mental health
promotes active citizenship and civics
promotes student engagement with diverse community groups
promotes the development of friendships among diverse groups and communities
International / global
By providing students with domestic / local inclusive connected learning activities that promote local knowledge, acceptance and appreciation for community diversity, students will be better prepared for the global marketplace because students will have developed some knowledge of a variety of cultures, langauges, norms, experiences, expectations, taboos, games, activities religions, beliefs, food, fashion, etc of the local communities. This in turn creates a feeling of belonging, familiarity and acceptance. Therefore, studens leaving 12 years of education in which they have linked with their own communities and are not strangers within their own backyards- will have the capacity to accept the challenge of taking their knowledge into the global marketplace with respect and human kindness.