Marija VĖŽIENĖ, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Promoting tolerance and acceptance of diverse students in higher education
The purpose of the presentation is to promote tolerance and acceptance of diverse students in higher education. The objectives of the presentation are: to describe the most frequent problems which occur in higher education for diverse students and to highlight the most effective strategies used in higher education to promote tolerance. Literature overview on the topic will be offered. Major problems, such as racial discrimination, gender inequality, and lack of tolerance towards cultural diversity will be discussed. Different experience of students will be illustrated by examples from universities in the USA, Europe and Islamic countries.