Help empower students to take the lead in strengthening multicultural inclusion in schools
Students have contributed their own ideas to a new resource designed to help empower students to lead multicultural inclusion in schools.
The resource reflects the critical role school communities play in strengthening multicultural inclusion, by providing an environment where acceptance of diversity, knowledge of other cultures and an understanding of global and local issues can thrive.
The release of Student leaders for multicultural inclusion: strengthening multicultural inclusion through student voice, agency and leadership coincided with Cultural Diversity Week, which ran from Sunday 21 March to Sunday 28 March 2021.
Teachers are encouraged to use the resource to help students take a lead role in fostering school environments where everyone feels welcome, safe and supported.
What the resources includes
Student leaders for multicultural inclusion captures input from students, provided last year through the Student leaders for multicultural inclusion initiative.
Along with these ideas, the resource includes best practice examples of inclusion that all schools can use.
The resource has separate sections for:
- teachers and school staff, covering why strengthening multicultural inclusion in schools matters and its links to the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes and the F-10 Curriculum
- students, outlining ideas from student leaders to strengthen multicultural inclusion and a tool students and staff can use to reflect on what their school community is doing to encourage multicultural inclusion, and what more can be done.
How to use the resource
Teachers are encouraged to use the resource with students, to engage and support students to take a lead role in initiatives that strengthen multicultural inclusion.
Schools can use the resource alongside the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes and the Victorian F-10 Curriculum.
Schools and students can share their ideas, successes and learnings with other schools to inspire them to take action.
Find out more
For more information, refer to:
- the suite of resources to help schools build intercultural capability and strengthen inclusion on our Multicultural education programs and resources web page
- Intercultural Capability on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.