Recommendations & Guidelines

Recommendations for Dealing with Antisemitism at Universities with Teacher Education

The responsible handling of human rights and democracy is part of the core of teacher professionalism and is therefore given a special status in teacher education. In a time of increasing awareness of discriminatory practices in the form of group-focused enmity, racism, sexism and especially antisemitism – often in connection with conspiracy ideologies – higher education institutions are also increasingly finding themselves in the situation of having to react appropriately to these phenomena. A special responsibility is given to the area of teacher education.  

Universities that offer studies for a teaching diploma or teaching degree are recommended,

  • firstly, to ensure that all degree programmes and the respective teacher training programmes for future teachers offer basic, extended and in-depth courses on dealing with antisemitism,
  • secondly, to openly communicate the professional ethical expectations of students,
  • thirdly, to offer case management at the level of the university in order to be able to (re)act quickly and in a process-guided manner in the event of antisemitism and other discriminatory incidents,
  • fourthly, to designate a contact person who can advise and support the university in dealing with antisemitism.
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Recommendations for Dealing with Antisemitism at the Universities

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