Diversity Engagement in Schools: Workshop

In Europe, and specifically in Switzerland, increased diversity resulting from racially and linguistically heterogeneous migration can be seen clearly in the education sector. Authentic engagement with diversity can enable school leaders and teachers to increase social cohesion and build on assets in their school community.  This Workshop is intended to support school leaders and teachers interested in this area of school improvement.  It will include: 1) a roundtable discussion with international speakers in which we will present the concept of diversity-engagement with attention to multilingualism, multiculturalism and racial/ethnic/gender diversity, and 2) in-depth, hands-on training to build practical skills required for critical leadership in schools.

Funding graciously provided by UNIFR Centenary Funds

Event is endorsed by the International Association of Intercultural Education 

  • Wann und Wo

    20. Juni 2023, 8:30 - 14.00 Uhr

    Régina Mundi S-0.113, Rue P.-A. Faucigny 2, 1700 Fribourg

    Diese Veranstaltung findet in Präsenz an der Universität Freiburg oder über Zoom statt.

  • Wer

    The targeted audience for the workshop is primary and secondary school leaders and teachers in Fribourg and greater Switzerland.

    Please note: Inputs will be given (mostly) in English and small group discussions will be held in English, French or German.

    Bitte beachten Sie: Die Inputs werden (grösstenteils) auf Englisch gegeben und die Diskussionen in den Kleingruppen werden auf Englisch, Französisch oder Deutsch geführt.

    Veuillez noter que les contributions seront données (principalement) en anglais et que les discussions en petits groupes se dérouleront en anglais, français ou allemand.

  • Anfahrt

    Mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln

    Mit dem Zug bis Bahnhof Fribourg. Abfahrt am Bahnhof mit Bus Nr. 1 (Richtung Marly), Bus Nr. 3 (Richtung Pérolles) oder Bus Nr. 8 (Marly Piscine) und Bus Nr. 9 (Plateau-de-Pérolles) bis zur Haltestelle «Industrie».

    Zu Fuss

    Vom Bahnhof Fribourg bis zur Haltestelle «Industrie» benötigen Sie ca. 15 Minuten. Vom «Boulevard de Pérolles» biegen Sie ein in die «Rue Petermann-Aymon-de-Faucigny». Von dort aus gelangen Sie in den Garten der Regina Mundi (links abbiegen). Wenn Sie links am Teich vorbeigehen, gelangen Sie zum Haupteingang.

  • Kosten

    CHF 100.00 inkl. Pausenkaffee und Lunch

    CHF 50.00 Teilnahme über Zoom

  • Anmeldeformular

    Direkt zur online Anmeldung

    Anmeldeschluss: 10.06.2023

  • Kontakt bei organisatorischen Fragen

    Bei Fragen dürfen Sie sich gerne per E-Mail an Prof. Cathryn Magno wenden: cathryn.magno@unifr.ch

  • Programm

    The Workshop will consist of two parts.

    Part 1: Interactive Panel discussion on race, language and multiculturalism
    in education (approximately 90 minutes)

    Part 2: Activity atelier based on participants' own expériences and contexts (approximately 2 hours)

  • Übernachtung
  • Fachliche Expertinnen und Experten

    Three speakers/facilitators will guide the Workshop. One is an expert in the area of school leadership and racial equity (Cathryn Magno), one is an expert in multilingualism and education (Anna Becker) and the third is an expert on ethnic conflict and multiculturalism (Barry van Driel). Each has published widely and taught in higher education institutions in their respective areas of expertise.

    • Barry van Driel, President, International Association for Intercultural Education, The Netherlands
    • Anna Becker, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. 
    • Cathryn Magno, Professor of Education Sciences, UNIFR

    Barry van Driel

    Barry van Driel is President of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and has been the Editor in Chief of the international academic journal Intercultural Education since 2000. Barry serves as a consultant to the European Commission, authoring several thematic papers on issues relating to equality. He also co-coordinates the education work of the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo.  Furthermore, he is a Board member of the SIRIUS policy network on migrant education. For 27 years he was responsible for international teacher education at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

    Cathryn Magno

    Cathryn Magno is Professor in the Department of Education Sciences at the University of Fribourg where she teaches international education policy, education theory, and other seminars related to comparative education. Her research and publications include topics such as educational leadership and governance, gender and health, migration, and human rights. She has worked directly with educational leaders in several country contexts on increasing equity and inclusiveness in schools.

    Anna Becker

    Anna Becker is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. She received her Ph.D. in Education and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in higher education and educational technology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She is a also certified teacher and has taught languages to multiple groups of students in different country contexts. Her research focuses on multilingualism in schools and society, international and comparative education, identity, migration/mobility, and social justice. Recent publications include Applied linguistics Communities of Practice: Improving the research-practice relationship (Applied Linguistics, 2023) and Identity, power, and prestige in Switzerland’s multilingual education (transcript, 2023).