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Intercultural dialogue in Napoli: a culture of living together for underage youth

Since 2001, Dedalus, a Neapolitan social cooperative, has been conducting numerous projects of intercultural dialogue, to promote a culture of living together in peace. Among several areas of focus, including women's rights and marginalized urban communities, the cooperative dedicates great efforts to addressing lonely underage youth immigrating in Naples, as well as ensuring the respect of their human rights such as security and education.

Their initiatives include material, administrative and legal support as well as linguistic-cultural mediation, activities related to discover and share intangible heritage, Italian language classes, professional training to develop skills for specific working environments...: discover on their official website the details of their work, that drives a strong dynamic to spread a culture of living together in peace!

 

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Cultures with Vivendi: Intercultural Dialogue

This section provides bridges between continents, invites to learn more about other cultures and fosters a spirit of openness via a number of testimonials and reports.

"Culture(s) with Vivendi" is in line with Vivendi's corporate social responsibility strategy, which aims to promote cultural diversity, facilitate access to knowledge, encourage the expression of talent and participation in cultural life, and promote a spirit of openness.


Launched on 21 May 2012, Culture(s) with Vivendi aims at providing a concrete illustration of the role played by cultural and creative industries in fostering economic growth, enhancing social cohesion and fuelling innovation. The website is composed of four parts:

  • the "Artist Inspiration" section shows the diversity of musical and cinematographic influences that help artistic creativity to flourish;

  • the "Creative jobs" section presents the value chain and the wealth of career paths within the cultural industries, explained by actual professionals in the field

  • the "Intercultural Dialogue" section demonstrates the linkages between culture and mutual understanding;

  • the "De Facto" section puts culture at the heart of sustainable development through facts and figures, testimonies and reports. "De Facto"  is a forum for those to want to highlight the linkages between culture, human development, openness, access to knowledge and fight against poverty. It serves as a resource center gathering the statements on why and how culture should be integrated within the new world sustainable development agenda and the Millennium Goals that will be agreed on for 2015-2030.

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FLASHBACK PROMESSE SÉNÉGAL

For 12 long months, young people learned to do things differently, in a sustainable and efficient way. Training sessions in life skills, entrepreneurship, coaching sessions, educational expeditions and retreats were the menu of their learning.

 

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Articles and Lesson Plans for Culturally Responsive Instruction (2011)

A series of articles, lesson plans and videos on how to teach whilst celebrating and nurturing cultural diversirty and the students' individual cultural heritage. 

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Multiculturalism in the Classroom

Today's classroom is more diverse than ever before. We've compiled tips from veteran teachers, advice from ESL specialists, books and stories from around the world, and lesson plans that encourage students to share their cultures with the rest of the class.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Talking About Race and Stereotypes

A guide about starting dialogue and conversations about race in the class room. 

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Learning Plans

Learning Plans reflect backward design, combining the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards, Common Core-aligned literacy strategies and student performance tasks with windows-and-mirrors texts from the Perspectives library. The result is a comprehensive literacy-based plan that is both rigorous and relevant.

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Cultural Competency and Safety: A Guide for Health Care Administrators, Providers and Educators

This document provides a background on the origins of cultural competency and cultural safety, highlighting two international experiences as examples. The guide explains the need for culturally competent and safe care, identifies the stakeholders in this process, and outlines ways we can evaluate health care programs and policies to ensure that they are culturally safe. We also look at culturally safe environments in education. Finally, we examine how culturally safe environments in health care and education are applied to First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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YES I CAN Leadership for teen

The manual focuses on the transformative leadership capacities of girls and boys, and helps workshop participants develop collective solutions to challenges faced by their communities, nurture new norms of gender equality in their families, and engage in political processes for building just, peaceful, and democratic societies.

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"A Conceptual Framework Regarding the Multicultural Education Competencies of Teachers / Öğretmenlerin Çokkültürlü Eğitim Yeterliklerine İlişkin Kavramsal Bir Çerçeve"

This article looks at the role of multicultural education 'to contribute to the establishment, application and maintenance of social justice and equality and thus ensure a social transformation'. The article argues that this needs a change in the education curriculum, and teacher training. The article outlines the cultural competencies that teachers need.