Project Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance

Teaching tolerance in multicultural Europe and world is one of the challenges posed by modernity. In 1995 the UNESCO General Conference Resolution passed the Declaration on the Principles of Tolerance and the first decade of the XXI century was pronounced by the UN "The International Decade for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the Earth".
Over the recent years not the content but methodology of the education in humanities has been changing greatly. It became obvious that to have a notable effect on teenagers' personality the methods and forms of activities employed by history, social science, law or other subjects has to change. The new approaches include techniques actively influencing the child, subconsciously forming certain social skills: effective communication, group interaction, critical thinking, tolerant relationships…
Dissemination of such technologies is to be fostered by the project "Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance" that started in Ukraine in 2009. The project is implemented under the support of MATRA programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Kingdom, Anne Frank House and Central and East European Book Publishing Fund. The project will last for three years. Its goal is to combat discrimination, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and to form tolerance and respect for others via dissemination of books in the educational system and wider society.

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