11.11.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice

Excellence in Teacher Training in and for Multicultural Environments

©UNESCO/Z. Naskova - Multicultural Harmony : kids holding hands

The South East European University (SEEU) in co-operation with the UNESCO Venice Office via its Project Office in Skopje is convening a workshop on “Excellence in Teacher Training in and for Multicultural Environments” from 11 to 12 November at the SEEU Campus in Tetovo, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The event will start with a round table in which distinguished scholars and representatives of the Ministry of Education will discuss issues related to the challenges of intercultural education in the country. Forty professors who train future teachers from universities in Bitola, Kumanovo, Skopje, Stip and Tetovo will attend the workshop. It is expected that participants will pass on their knowledge to other colleagues through activities in their own universities.

This activity is modelled on the programme and training kit for teacher training developed by UNESCO European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES) for their seminar held in Bucharest, in October 2011. The project aims to provide examples of good practices and encourage teachers from the South-East European (SEE) region to: develop skills to interact in a multicultural world; Understand the interrelatedness and interdependence of cultures; work in contexts of linguistic diversity; deal with and promote respect for difference and diversity; and, integrate in the curriculum equity pedagogy to facilitate the academic achievement of students from all backgrounds.  

This project is implemented within the United Nations Joint Programme on “Enhancing Inter-Ethnic Community Dialogue and Collaboration” in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, implemented by UNDP, UNESCO and UNICEF with the financial support from the Government of Spain under the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F).

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