In this section you will find resources that are useful for addressing inter-culturalism within the classroom. However, any lesson can be an intercultural lesson by making space for the diverse cultures within our classrooms.
We can do this by:
Seeking the views of all our students and getting to know them
Using resources from a range of cultures
Talking openly about ethnicity and racism
When intercultural conflict happens, use it to help everyone learn
Recognising that our own cultural values will differ from our students – their cultural values are as legitimate as ours
To learn more about being an intercultural educator, do the on-screen course ‘Yellow Flag Self Awareness Training’, which has been sent to Yellow Flag Schools. We also recommend that teachers read the NCCA resource: Intercultural Education in the Primary School, which gives clear guidance for teachers and outlines a wide range of exemplar lessons.
Key themes within intercultural education are:
Identity and Belonging
Similarity and Difference
Human Rights and Responsibility
Discrimination and Equality
Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Download a range of resources that we have selected for you to draw from.