In the school; children and adolescents of different social and ethnic groupings encounter one another. They build a community that pursues education’s goal of social, cultural, and economic participation. Tolerance supports each individual in his efforts to achieve these goals and gives the school community a uniting and friendly quality.
Tolerance strengthens the self-confidence of pupils
He who practices tolerance, knows his own strengths and weaknesses and can not only better understand the behavior of others, but also better organize his own learning strategies and use his strengths to contribute to the organization of school life.
Tolerance means appreciation and trust
Dealing with every member of the school community appreciatively and trustingly means accepting the efforts and work of the other person and recognizing its value to the community. A learning environment, where cooperation among class and school members is promoted, arises through tolerance.
Inclusion is inconceivable without tolerance
Holding common lessons for pupils with and without disabilities presupposes the appreciation and recognition of the other. Tolerance in an inclusive lesson means learning with and from each other.
Tolerance must be practiced over and over
Tolerance is not a matter of course. Each day, each situation in the school day throws up new challenges for tolerance over and over. Without constant practice of tolerant coexistence in handling the different natures, schools would become places for industrial learning processes and the pupils would become standardized objects.
The stela of tolerance is the visible sign that reminds everyone in the school community to coexist in an appreciative, trusting, and respectful manner. The Stela for Tolerance Network supports the schools in implementing measures and projects in the classroom and the school community. We offer educational materials and pupil meetings on the subject of tolerance. We support projects in schools by finding experts as interlocutors and moderators. We motivate pupils to become committed to more tolerance by honoring schools and projects with the erection of stelae