The efficient functioning of democracies depends on social inclusion and societal integration, and these in turn depend on an understanding of, respect for and engagement with linguistic and cultural diversity. The Council of Europe advocates plurilingual and intercultural education as a means of achieving these goals. Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)1 draws on previous Council of Europe documents to define the key concepts that underpin plurilingual and intercultural education and sets out a comprehensive list of measures that member states are invited to take. While acknowledging that full implementation of these measures is the work of many years, the Recommendation points out that much can be achieved in the short term within existing policy frameworks. Together with its explanatory memorandum, Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)1 is essential reading for policy makers, curriculum developers, teachers, teacher educators, textbook authors, examination agencies, parents’ organisations, educational associations and leaders of civil society.
Table of contents:
- RECOMMENDATION CM/REC(2022)1
- Appendix to Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)1
- EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
- Preamble and specific recommendations
- Additional Council of Europe resources