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Is the teacher regular curricula/training dealing with specific reference to immigrants or ethnic minorities and respect/promotion of diversity?

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24/01/2013 - 13:13
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Intercultural social education is substantiated as a teaching principle in the school curricula as well as in the curricula for the teachers training programme. Within the school curricula, the principle is implemented in plans for interdisciplinary teaching/ cross-curricula teaching (for example, intercultural competence as key competence, intercultural learning, etc.) but also in the curricula of specific subjects [1]. How and to what extend intercultural social education is incorporated in the curricula depends on the Federal State.

As the education is a competency of every single Federal State there are several projects or changes in curricula observed. For example, Baden-Württemberg [2] has introduced Syrain-orthodox religion classes, Bavaria [3] offers courses in “German as second language” as well as pilot project “Islamic classes”. In North Rhine-Westphalia there are also Turkish classes available [4].


  1. Deutscher Bildungsserver, Lehrpläne/Richtlinien,, Accessed on 16.02.2012.
  2. Lehrplan Baden-Württemberg:, Accessed on 15.01.2013.
  3. Lehrplan Bayern:, Accessed on 15.01.2013.
  4. Lehrplan NRW:, Accessed on 15.01.2013.
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Ethnic minorities, National minorities
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Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Education
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