As a leading provider of anti-bias education, the ADL's A World of Difference® Institute recognizes that attitudes and beliefs affect actions, and that each of us can have an impact on others, and ultimately, on the world in which we live.
The Institute's customizable, interactive training programs are used by schools, universities, law enforcement agencies and community organizations throughout the United States and abroad. The Institute's training modules and standards-based classroom curricula incorporate the latest research from the education field.
The origins of the A World of Difference Institute date back to 1985, when ADL and WCVB-TV in Boston initiated the A World of Difference campaign, a series of education and media-driven programs designed to combat prejudice and create effective tools to address these issues in the classroom and community. The campaign's immense success led to ongoing programs across the country and several national awards including a Peabody, Gabriel and Scripps-Howard.
The A World of Difference Institute's programs and resources are designed to help participants:
- recognize bias and the harm it inflicts on individuals and society
- build understanding of the value and benefits of diversity
- improve intergroup relations
- confront racism, anti-Semitism and all other forms of bigotry