The EWC facilitates bridge-building between research and educational practice in the field of intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship.
The EWC Statement Series
To highlight recent and ongoing research activities, scholars and other education professionals are invited to publish their views on current research topics and scholarly debates in The EWC Statement Series
. Each year the EWC publish the collection of statements as a booklet, both as a printed and online version. The first booklet
, containing contributions by five renowned experts in the field, was published earlier this year. Latest Statement:Frédérique Brossard Børhaug on "How can the capability approach contribute to anti-racist educational research?"
Frédérique Brossard Børhaug is an associate researcher in education at NLA School of Religion, Education and Intercultural Studies. She is originally from France and has lived in Norway the last 19 years. Her field of specialisation is intercultural education. She has published several articles on ethical reflections in the development of a common multicultural school; discussing these issues in the light of the philosophy of Emmanuel Lévinas. Her PhD thesis compares antiracist values in French and Norwegian school curricula. Frédérique Brossard Børhaug - Short Bio
statement Brossard Børhaug describes the capability approach and relates it to
anti-racist education and discusses to what extent the curriculum promotes
minorities’ social and cultural capabilities.
She focuses on the need to recognize and acknowledge pupil’s diverse capacities and resources in school curricula and teaching practice in order to create learning environments supporting learners’ development regardless their ethnic or religious background. Linking the capability approach to the debate on literacy, for example, leads to a clear vote for supporting the bilingual development of minority students instead of prioritizing their successful assimilation to the national majority language. Read Brossard Børhaug's Statement Educators' Consultations
To encourage dialogue among researchers and practitioners, the EWC annually organizes a series of Educators’ Consultations
in cooperation with European universities and teacher training institutions. Latest research projects and their key findings related to issues of
democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding are
In 2011/12, the Educators' Consultations focus on the findings of the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS)
. The EWC regards the findings of the study, which was published in autumn 2010, highly interesting with regard to basic challenges of EDC in schools.
The study will be the initial point for discussions among education practitioners and researchers in the seminars taking place in different European countries. Read More...
In 2010, REDCo - Religion in Education
was the first project to be presented and discussed among teacher trainers, teachers, students and other education professionals. The consultations took place in Norway, Germany and Austria. Read more...
Evaluation of Transversal Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge
In 2011 and 2012, a working group constituted by the Pestalozzi
Programme and the EWC will work on the development of a tool kit for the
evaluation of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge (TASK). Read more...