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DIVERSITY These days, we can do what we please as long as we don’t offend anyone else. All those ‘red lines’ that used to govern our lives have giv- en way to greater openness towards other peo- ple. Diversity is an asset that benefits us all. But what brought about this transformation? What PREVIEW akzente issue 1/16 lies behind it? Have we really learned to see clearly and become genuinely tolerant – or are we just serving our own interests? And is there the same tolerance of diversity everywhere around the world? Answers to these and other questions will be given in akzente 1/16. Publisher: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Registered offices: Bonn and Eschborn, Germany • Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany Tel.: +49 228 44 60-0, Fax: +49 228 44 60-17 66 • Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany Tel.: +49 61 96 79-0, Fax: +49 61 96 79-11 15 Dorothee Hutter, Director of Corporate Communications Email: Internet: Responsible: Anja Tomic, Deputy Director of Corporate Communications (GIZ) Content concept and editing: GIZ: Miriam Droller (editor), Kerstin Nauth, Hans Stehling, Kerstin Stotz Frankfurter Societäts-Medien GmbH: Helen Sibum (project management), Friederike Bauer, Judith Reker, Oliver Hick-Schulz (layout), Corinna Potthoff (photo editing) English translation: Hillary Crowe, Janet Fraser, Gill Lester, Jodie McGilvary, Alan Seaton; Karl Stell- recht (GIZ Language Services) Proofreading: textschrittmacher, Lübeck, Germany Graphic design/lithography: Frankfurter Societäts- Medien GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany Printed by: Druckerei Lokay e. K., Reinheim, Germany Printed on: Arctic Volume, certified to FSC standards Maps: GIZ/Ira Olaleye The maps are for information purposes only and do not constitute recognition under international law of boundaries and territories. GIZ does not guarantee in any way the current status, accuracy or completeness of the maps. All liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly out of their use is excluded. Cover: Getty Images/Image Source Alle images: GIZ unless otherwise stated Copy deadline: October 2015 Published: quarterly Current issue: November 2015 ISSN: 0945-4497 Articles by individual authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher. akzente has received several awards for its high-quality journalism and design. In 2015 it won a silver med- al at the Best of Corporate Publish- ing Award. AKZENTE PHotos:NICKNOSTITZ/AGENTURFOCUS(PAGE46),GettyImages/_TA’_(PAGE47) 47akzente 4/15 S USTAINABILITY A look back at a project and its r esults Project: IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHER TRAINING IN HONDURAS, GUATEMALA AND PERU COMMISSIONED BY: GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT TERM: 2005 TO 2012 THEN: Increasing numbers of children were attending school in Honduras, Guatemala and Peru, but the quality of teaching in state schools was low, particularly compared with that at private schools, which many families cannot afford. Insufficient teacher training was the main reason for poor public education provision: many teachers lacked the necessary specialist knowledge and pedagogical skills and had no access to the most up-to-date teaching methods. NOW: More than 3,500 teachers in these three countries have been familiarised with modern models of teaching. They know how to design learning processes and create a culture of dialogue in the classroom. They were taught by the 121 lecturers from in-service teacher training institutions who took part in the programme, almost three quarters of them women. The cornerstone of their training was a one- year placement in Germany, giving them insights into pedagogical research and practice. Around 150,000 school pupils in Honduras, Guatemala and Peru are now benefiting from better teaching. peru-procalidad-schlussevaluierung.pdf Tel.: +492284460-0, Fax: +492284460-1766 Tel.: +49619679-0, Fax: +49619679-1115