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VIDEO - Riem Spielhaus on cultural diversity in schoolbooks

Cultural diversity is a reality in Germany. But is this fact also reflected in German schoolbooks? Professor Riem Spielhaus of the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig comments on how diversity is being dealt with in German classrooms today. She concludes that Germany can learn from other countries in this regard.

German with English Subtitles

Projects and Programmes
Social cohesion and intercultural and inter-religious dialogue: The role of local authorities in public policies for the social inclusion of migrants

This publication highlights the content and exchanges of the first peer learning meeting in the “Mediterranean City-to-City Migration” project (MC2CM) on the role of municipal administrations in social cohesion and intercultural and inter-religious dialogue.

Also available in French and Spanish.

Young adults and cultural diversity: Experiences and challenges Discussion Paper

Despite an ageing population, the number of young people (12-25 years) in Australia is steadily growing, predicted to rise  by approximately 50% by 2050. This qualitative data highlights some of the perceived differences in values, outlook and life-experience across younger and older generations.

Mapping Social Cohesion - Scanlon Foundation Surveys 2017

The report presents the findings of the tenth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, conducted in June-July 2017. The project provides for the first time in Australian social research, a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

Official documents
Cultural Respect Framework 2016-2026 For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

This framework is a renewal of the Cultural Respect Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2004-2009. It commits the Commonwealth Government and all states and territories to embedding cultural respect principles into their health systems; from developing policy and legislation, to how organisations are run, through to the planning and delivery of services. It will guide and underpin the delivery of quality, culturally safe, responsive health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and contribute to progress made towards achieving the Closing the Gap targets agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

Social Networks, Belonging & Active Citizenship Among Migrant Youth in Australia

This report presents research findings from an ARC Linkage Project ‘Social Networks, Belonging and Active Citizenship Among Migrant Youth in Melbourne and Brisbane’, conducted between 2009 -2013 (LP0989182). This research used quantitative methods in the form of questionnaires, and qualitative/mixed methods in the form of semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with young people
(15-23 years old) from African, Arabic-speaking and Pacific Island backgrounds.

Projects and Programmes
The 'Doing Diversity Project' Revitalising multiculturalism through intercultural dialogue and deliberative interventions

The ‘Doing Diversity Project’,  examines how the community sees the future of multiculturalism, their understanding of the emerging intercultural paradigm and the possibility for advancing the diversity agenda throughan alternative deliberative approach.

Cities are “laboratories” of communal life

This is an excerpt of an article which explores Germany's position as a 'country of immigration'.

In English and German.

The German population is becoming more tolerant of diversity, but polarization is increasing

This study explored two studies of different attitudes towards diversity in Germany. 

In English and German. 

Teaching To and Through Cultural Diversity

This publication looks at culturally responsive teaching, including the conceptual frameworks and specific case studies, and how to implement these.