Building Intercultural Competence, Social Cohesion and Global Perspectives in Australia

Presented by: Gary Shaw, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Australia
Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 17, 2012

Session Description: This workshop will review Global and Multicultural Citizenship Education initiatives used throughout the state of Victoria, Australia, a diverse multicultural and multi-faith society where significant investment has been made in promoting social cohesion, particularly in education. Current research and how this is applied to civics and citizenship education, multicultural education, human rights education, including indigenous perspectives, peace education and conflict resolution education will be covered. A key focus of the presentation will be current national and state research efforts for school communities to monitor and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of global and multicultural citizenship.

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