A school is a place for gaining new knowledge, where acquaintances and interpersonal relationships are formed. It is in school that a person’s personality begins to form. In addition, the school is a community, since people of different genders, different nationalities and races, and various personal qualities are trained there. Although many believe that school is only a place for learning and gaining knowledge and skills, school is also an important stage in forming relationships among different people.
Diversity includes differences in cultures, religions, genders, races, and abilities, and these are factors that affect a person’s indecency and understanding of colleagues and members of society. Schools, students, and teachers reflect this complex reality (Kozleski & Proffitt, 2020). As the modern world evolves, everyone will encounter various people, and school is the first step to gaining communication experience. The school aims to ensure the development of children through a variety of learning models and experiences (National Research Council, 2000). In this case, much depends on the teachers, who should form a positive attitude towards diverse people in the students, and they should also actively promote equality among all.
In my school, events were held that aimed to study the peculiarities of the cultures and traditions of people from different countries of origin, and different nationalities. Teachers lectured about the need to recognize equality between people of other races and genders. In the future, this helped me at work when my company actively hired a variety of people. People need to be aware that diversity is average and brings significant experience and benefits to knowledge and interpersonal communication. In addition, diversity will allow students to gain new skills, such as learning and developing a new language (Buchs & Maradan, 2021). It is necessary to start studying diversity and equality from the beginning of life, that is, from school.
A striking example of the involvement of students of different nationalities and races in Europe. European countries actively promote internationalization to ensure that people receive international development and are in a developed and diverse society (Haapakoski & Pashby, 2017). This approach will help students understand society’s diversity from an early age, adapt to it, and become educated and developed members of the modern community in the future.
In conclusion, the school aims to provide students with new knowledge and skills. Moreover, the school lays the foundations of interpersonal relationships and adapts to people of other nationalities, races, and genders. Teachers and mentors play an essential role in this adaptation. They have experience in communicating with different students, and it is necessary that new generations accept this knowledge and use it in practice.
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Haapakoski, J. & Pashby, K. (2017). Implications for equity and diversity of increasing international student numbers in European universities: Policies and practice in four national contexts. Sage, 15 (3), 360-379. Web.
Kozleski, E.B. & Proffitt, W.A. (2019). A journey towards equity and diversity in the educator workforce. Sage, 43 (1), 63-84. Web.
National Research Council. (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school: Expanded Edition. The National Academies Press.