Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville
Curriculum - Human Relations/Multi-Cultural
The schools and PSR programs affirm their responsibility to assume a leadership role in affecting community attitudes in relation to the needs of society. A vital part of this endeavor is the creation of a climate within the schools and PSR which enhances the dignity and importance of each individual. Equally important is the strengthening of steps to promote a feeling of understanding, trust, and acceptance among all peoples regardless of how they differ from others.
In order to develop these attitudes in our students, the schools and PSR programs emphasize inter-group relations as an essential part of in-service programs for teachers and other employees.
The learning environment must reflect diverse cultural traditions and contributions. Such an environment allows students to develop a broader knowledge base, as well as a sense of respect for and tolerance of culturally diverse peoples, their customs and their historic legacy.
The global education concept is embraced by the school and PSR programs in order to have children grow up to be competent and responsible members of the world society, with an understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Adopted: December 10, 1997
Revised: November 27, 2007
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville