Inclusive education with a communitybased approach
The education system and its ecosystem – with its many stakeholders and ramifications – is an essential resource for strengthening processes of social inclusion in contexts of significant cultural diversity caused by growing international migration. There is therefore a need for greater openness and permeability towards its social and local frame of reference: the community should know how to identify and capitalise on the opportunities offered by more inclusive approaches to education on all levels. The intercultural approach explores the value of relationships and constantly reframes the collective identity, built from multiple contributions, with diversity itself one of its central pillars. Such intersections are beneficial, with a noticeable impact on schools and in their respective contexts. This is particularly so if initiatives are long-term and structural as well as developed in such a way that they encourage participation and transformative processes.