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From the Multicultural Classroom to the Multicultural Staff Room | Cities of Migration

A unique network supports teachers with a migrant background and promotes intercultural education in German schoolsIn Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg, nearly 14% of the population is made up of immigrants. In schools, this can be even higher – overall, one-third of students in German schools have a migrant background. However, less than 5% of their teachers do. This is a missed opportunity to provide positive role models and teach cultural sensitivity that would benefit all young learners. With their multicultural and multilingual heritage, teachers with a migrant background are a great asset for German schools, will help break down stereotypes and offer exemplary models of immigrant integration.To help close this gap, the “Teachers with Migration History” network [Hamburger Netzwerk „Lehrkräfte mit Migrationsgeschichte“] supports existing teachers with a migrant background, and encourages students to train to become teachers. Ultimately, the network aims to promote a vibrant, intercultural school system in Germany.

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