EU Report Says More Diversity Now Essential

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer


SCHOOLS in which all religions can freely and equally find their expression should be set up, according to a major EU report launched in DCU.

It argued that cultural and religious diversity within school created benefits for pupils from cultural minorities and for all other members of the educational community.

"This diversity improves academic performance," according to the preliminary results of a EU-funded project called 'Includ-ED'.

It said that schools should provide proficient tools in order to ensure adequate language standards for everybody. At the same time, schools must support native language recognition within educational processes.