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"So can the school promote tolerance of students" "Debater: you need to bet on young people and diversity in the school." "This is an opinion piece. It

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 So can the school promote tolerance of students
"So can the school promote tolerance of students"

"Debater: you need to bet on young people and diversity in the school."

"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."

"the DEBATE. Research shows that schools can promote tolerance by working with the young people's social trust, empathy and friendship over the gruppgränser. Clearer directives and specific tools are needed, however, to teachers and other personnel should be able to complete the demokratiuppdraget."

the "Comprehensive immigration the last decade has given Sweden more ethnic diversity, particularly among children and young people. At the same time have the ethnic segregation has increased both in cities and schools. Segregation in a community with high diversity can signal to children and young people that ethnicity is an important way to classify people, which in turn leads to a ”we and they-logic”. "

"But even in non-segregated schools can intercourse between young people with different backgrounds to be difficult because of the different perspective and it can lead to negative attitudes."

"Prejudice is contributing to serious problems such as exclusion, harassment, prestationsklyftor and health problems among children from minority groups. They also contribute to a negative school climate, which affect adaptation and community for all children, regardless of their origin. To counter these problems, the Riksdag has given the school a mandate to promote tolerance (education Act, 2010:800). "

"How the schools should be able to carry out this mission is, unfortunately, less clear. Skolinspektionens investigation shows that the schools lack a common approach around the demokratiuppdraget."

"the Teachers feel that it is difficult to work with democracy and toleransfrågorna in the classroom and that there is a risk that rather reinforces a norm for what is normal and creates an us and them logic. Political discussions can be provocative and lead to a greater polarisation of views. Despite the fact that the teacher has the opportunity to act as role models and influence the way students socialize, they get very little information about what they can do to promote tolerance. "

"the School needs clearer directives and specific tools to know how to reduce prejudice and promote positive relationships."

"I have compiled a few examples of what the school and teachers can do based on my and my colleagues' research in how xenophobia develops in ungdomsåldern. We show that schools can promote tolerance by working with young people relational skills: social trust, empathy and friendship over the gruppgränser."

"in Order to promote the friendship of gruppgränser, there is diversity in the school. But even indirect contact (the knowledge that your friends have friends from other groups) or imaginary contact (when a man imagines himself to have, positive experiences with someone from another group) can reduce prejudices. To read about other people's multicultural friendship can also promote tolerance."

"the Research suggests that schools and teachers can prevent the development of prejudices by supporting young people, working with their social trust, empathy and friendship over the gruppgränser. Role-playing, socio-emotional training, cooperation between young people from different groups, the diversity in the school and that the curriculum, care about diversity, are some examples of tools that can increase empathy, trust and friendship. It must also be done long-term interventional studies to evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies."

"Diversity in Sweden will most likely continue to increase because of migration in the world is expected to rise and also as a result of demographic changes in Sweden. Adolescence is the attitudes are still flexible, while those in the elderly is more difficult to change. To work with the young people's empathy, trust and friendship over the gruppgränser may, in addition to promote their own tolerance also affect others in their proximity in a positive way as their parents. "

"that's a good way to promote tolerance in the society to invest in young people and to provide the necessary resources to those who have the opportunity to influence the development of young people."

"nMarta Miklikowska, researchers at Umeå university and the Utrecht University"

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