Intercultural Education as a Method of Early Conflict Prevention in Multicultural Societies

Presented by: Margaryta Aradzhyoni and Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska
Presented at: Second International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 29, 2008

Session Description: The integrated course "Culture of Neighbourhood" is a joint initiative of several non-governmental organizations and educational institutions supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Crimea, and consists of several elements including conflict resolution skills, peer mediation, etc. The main purpose of the course is educating children for effective intercultural communication in a poly-ethnic environment. The presenter will provide an overview of the course, difficulties faced, and the work on teacher training, restructuring curricula, etc. Leader: Margarita Aradzhyoni PhD (History), Head of Ethno-Confessional Research Department of the Crimean Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of National Academy of Science of Ukraine