Development education and intercultural education are both based on respect and value for one’s own culture, and promote respect for and interaction with other cultures, locally and globally. Both are concerned with the building of knowledge and understanding, skills and capacities, and attitudes and values necessary to enable individuals to critically examine the world, its development and its interdependencies and to act, both locally and globally, to make it a more just and equitable place.

DICE promotes an understanding of development education and intercultural education as one which:

  • Develops positive attitudes and values such as peace, tolerance and social justice.
  • Promotes global solidarity, human rights and environmental awareness.
  • Recognises and challenges discrimination and inequality.

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