Prevención y detección del racismo, la xenophobia y otras formas de intolerancia en las aulas
The practice sought to increase awareness among education professionals on incidents motivated by intolerance and to equip them with the tools to combat it.
Two seminars were held as part of the project, covering topics related to the prevention and detection of incidents motivated by intolerance. These were attended by regional government officials responsible for education, teachers and NGOs.
The seminars, along with a project conference, also provided an opportunity for sharing good practices.
Leaflets and a handbook on the prevention and detection of racism, xenophobia and other intolerance at school were also published.
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The project was developed in the following manner:
The project evaluation was carried out by DINAMIA. Partners were consulted in assessing the practice:
The project’s impact was measured by evaluating the results of a survey of project seminar participants and interviews with relevant project participants.
The evaluation had several stages:
The project showed that most participants recognised the existence of racism, xenophobia, intolerance, and hate-related incidents at school. They also acknowledged a lack of tools to combat such incidents.
The project emphasised the need to develop both tools and protocols for tackling such incidents and guidelines for establishing cooperation between actors in the educational community.
It is also necessary to raise awareness of and increase visibility surrounding incidents motivated by intolerance in schools. This will increase prevention, detection, recording, and the likelihood of approprite action being taken in response to an incident.
Including partners (in this case regional governments) at an early stage of the project increases their ownership of and participation in the project.
The exchanging of good practices between regional governments representatives and schools was very successful and encouraging for the regions.
Giving visibility to and raising awareness about incidents of intolerance and their consequences is essential to preventing and combating them.
Organising seminars to increase awareness among education practioners and policy makers can be replicated elsewhere, as can the creation and publication of a guide on the prevention and detection of racism, xenophobia and other intolerance at school.
Coordinated work between national and regional levels can also be done elsewhere.
Start date: October 2014.
End date: October 2015.
Scope of the practice: National.
Target group: Teachers, students, student families, school authorities, local and regional authorities.
Beneficiaries: Ethnic and other minorities and vulnerable groups.
Key objectives: To transform schools into inclusive spaces based on democratic values and community involvement; to prevent and tackle hate crime, discrimination and intolerance; to train teachers to respect diversity and to defend human rights; to equip education practitioners with the the necessary tools to tackle incidents motivated by intolerance (including hate crime) when they occur in schools.
The practice is not based on a specific hate crime legal framework. The legal basis of the practice is: