Striving for schools and learning experiences that cultivate mutual recognition and belonging.

Education is critical to building inclusive societies that are resilient to fear and hate. We firmly believe that schools can be incubators for inclusive and equitable societies. Equipping learners to engage positively with difference is an urgent global challenge.

It takes an all-around (intersectional), coordinated (systemic), and sustained effort to challenge hatred and make educational spaces inclusive for all. We refer to the complex constellation of institutional attributes and individual attitudes as the “hardware” and “software” of pluralism, as we engage with diverse stakeholders such as educators, educational leaders, policy makers, community leaders, civil society, researchers, political leaders, media actors, and national and international organizations. We take an all-around approach grounded in this complexity to foster learning experiences that cultivate mutual recognition and belonging.

    Our program aims to:

    • Equip teachers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to explore matters related to diversity with their students and school community.
    • Empower education leaders to develop strategies to strengthen equity and inclusion in schools – in terms of students, of staff and of the school community.
    • Collaborate on projects and resources that support the integration of pluralism across different contexts and around the world.

    Education for the advancement of pluralism entails adopting practices in education about pluralism, education for pluralism, and education through pluralism as lived experience.