This research project examines current as well as long-term development strategies for establishing inclusive cultural learning processes for refugee students at Turkish elementary schools. One key objective of the project is to investigate the potential roles for cultural institutions and extracurricular partners/“cultural locations” in addressing the acute conditions within schools in order to create opportunities for inclusive learning spaces for refugee children and their Turkish schoolmates. In addition to investigating the immediate role cultural educational partners can assume, another objective of the project is to determine future visions for sustainable and long-term cultural educational processes in urban Turkish and German elementary schools.
Joanna Krzemińska studied Dramatic Arts and Social and Cultural Anthropology (BA), and Intercultural Education (MA) at the Free University of Berlin. In view of her degree combination, she developed a particular focus on interdisciplinary research approaches within the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and (inter)cultural education. After finishing her studies, she has volunteered and worked for NGOs, international organizations, and public institutions in Germany, Poland, Belgium, and Turkey, where she has been active in the fields of youth exchange, (inter)cultural learning, and refugee integration.