A Classroom of Difference ™ School Community Approach
Schools around Europe face new challenges as a microcosm and reflection of social issues, changing populations, and intercultural tensions. Today’s multiculturalism offers richness and promises for the construction of Europe, and it calls institutions to be accountable to democratic values of equality and tolerance. During periods of rapid social change (including technology, labour market, globalisation, cultural norms, etc.), conflict and tensions are part of the normal process of negotiating social limits, and schools find themselves in a kind of experimental sphere for preparing citizens to succeed in diverse societies.