Sensitization training with reference to
Migration, Integration and Discrimination
By Necmettin Meletli
Target group are schools, other relevant educational organizations which want their teachers to be aware and sensitive in relation to stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and inclusion and to know how to deal with those issues with their students/pupils. Additionally they will be schools and organizations that wish to develop sector-leading practice and have clear aims and strategies to improve their student’s communication competences and intercultural competences.
“One of the most effective ways to learn about yourself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you”
Edward T. Hall
– Teachers/Volunteers/Staff become sensitive about issues such as stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, exclusion and racism
– Teachers/Volunteers/Staff learn the bigger picture about migration and integration
– Teachers/Volunteers/Staff learn how to act against discrimination
The training program is more practical than theoretical. The training program demands full participation. The main methods will be through cooperative work, various activities, discussions and practical training practices. The lectures will be short and take place between the activities. A key objective is learning by doing. All participants have to be able to discuss and present activities in English language.
The outcome of the program will be in the form of sensitized teachers who can actively master simple cooperative teaching methods, which train their students social and intercultural competences. They will have developed lesson plans in order to sensitize their students on the above-mentioned issues.