ISJ November 2017: How Can Education Reduce Prejudice in the 21st Century?
In the complex 21st Century world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and paradox, teaching young people to approach other people and situations in a reflective, self-aware and critically-minded fashion is a central educational goal. This is ever-more important in a world that is viewing escalating social tensions, resource scarcity and demographic change of an unprecedented a scale. A mistake international schools can make is to think that they are contributing to a less prejudiced world by virtue of their diversity. It takes much more than a heterogeneous make up of students and staff.