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Western Australia Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests John Castrilli

A world of difference for WA students

Victor P Taffa

Multiculturalism’s importance and its principles will be heightened by a new resource kit produced for Western Australian school students.

‘A World of Difference’ has been designed to assist teachers to provide knowledge, skills, understanding and appreciation of the State’s cultural diversity.

Western Australia Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests John Castrilli said the kit would promote awareness and policies, with focus on equality and discrimination – the key issues affecting multiculturalism.

“Using ‘A World of Difference’ empowers teachers by providing learning tools and stimulating activities that can be taught as a complete or integrated program.” Mr Castrilli said.

WA has the highest proportion of people born overseas than any other State and is home to more than 200 cultural groups and nearly 300 languages.

“This State’s cultural diversity continues to grow and we must prepare for the future by increasing our young people’s knowledge of multiculturalism. ” Mr. Castrilli said.

“Schools have been given access to a sophisticated resource – an essential tool to learn and understand more about cultural diversity.”

‘A World of Difference’ was produced by the Department of Education in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Interests.

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