The conference of 2006 was a special conference in many ways. It was the first conference involving more than two hundred participants. Besides that, the conference took place in turbulent times; five years after 9/11. Europe was in a period when polarisation was rampant and Islamophobia was still growing. This was the reason for the organising committee, which consisted of lecturers and students from the Faculty of Education of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden, to align the theme of the conference with the spirit of the times. The committee wanted the participants, all teacher educators, to start thinking about what contribution they could make to train future teachers so that they would be able to make their students become citizens who respect everyone in society regardless of what background or religion someone has. Read the full story in the book!
Categories: The history of ETEN
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