Multiculturalism and inclusion for all (Why is this an important issue?…
Multiculturalism and inclusion for all
Why is this an important issue?
Addressing this issue acknowledges respectful relationships, dignity for the human person. Recognising that each individual is unique
Culture is an intricate part of identity
Fostering a society or education system that does not respect or understand cultural diversity and inclusion for all degrades the individual and creates barriers in society
It is a universal human right to preserve cultural diversity as a living and renewable treasure
Diversity can reach its full potential when multiculturalism is celebrated. Diversity also brings about inclusion, individuality and innovation.
Embracing multiculturalism is associated with equality; the respect and acceptance of one another that gives people the same rights and opportunities.
Losing a culture is a loss of music, food, ceremonies, celebrations, clothes, dance, history, tradition etc. A loss on how to identify in the world and society,
'Protecting' Australian identity
Political and social conflicts due to misunderstanding of cultural traditions and beliefs
Unequal education system - access and distribution of resources
Issues amongst or within minority communities on traditions and beliefs
Helps students to develop in depth knowledge and awareness of their own culture and other cultures
Develop an understanding of and the skills needed to interact in intercultural settings/contexts
Develop understanding and appreciation on meso, macro and micro interdependence in social, environmental and political contexts.
Educating on different cultures, traditions, beliefs, history, perspectives and ways of viewing and being in the world
Teaching and fostering the importance of appreciating diversity. In primary schools this can be whole school approaches to inclusiveness and respectful behaviour/good choices
Inclusiveness for all
Mutual respect, effective relationships, clear communication, expectations for all
Cultural inclusiveness - assists in reducing stigma
encourage appreciation and respect for all cultures through social media platforms, embrace diversity, use secondary resources to share and educate people (such as videos, articles, photos)
For all people to live in a world where every person is appreciated despite cultural, social, ethnic, religious backgrounds and beliefs
No/zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, this includes many of the discrimination categories listed below
Respect and equity
Opportunities for every person to reach their potential and to be safe from any prejudice