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20 February 2015
BBC Northern Ireland Learning - Citizenship - KS3/KS4

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All Cultures Together in Education (ACTE)

"Know your culture. Share your culture. Be your culture"

What we do

Although the origins go back to 1995, ACTE was set up in September 2002 to:

  • Facilitate partnerships between education providers, policy makers, Muslim children and their families.
  • Support schools to accommodate the needs of Muslim children with regard to their culture, education, faith and language.
  • The main focus of ACTE is to enable Muslim pupils and parents to engage in an active dialogue with the education system.
  • The management committee of ACTE consists of parents from black and minority backgrounds, members of community associations, education psychologists, teachers and educationalists, and those involved in promoting a society drawn from different cultures.

Examples of our work

  • Promote greater understanding and awareness of Muslim culture and civilisation to the wider community. • To engage and facilitate Muslim parents to recognise their role and their responsibilities in helping to promote diversity in the curriculum and the mainstream education system in Northern Ireland.
  • To create a bridge between the education system and the Muslim community by promoting constructive dialogue to accommodate faith, culture, language and ethical requirements.
  • To work with teachers and policy makers to identify practical ways to adapt to religious, cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Produce relevant teaching materials for the language, citizenship and human rights curricula.

Contact Details

c/o 1 Quarry Court
Helen’s Bay
County Down
BT19 1TY

Tel: 028 9185 2976
Fax: 028 9185 2976

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