What is our aim?
The aim of the innovative, modular OpenTextbook “All means All” is to respond to the growing need to support educators in addressing the needs of diverse learners in classrooms, schools and communities. This resource will be an accessible, interactive and multi media textbook for students in Initial Teacher Education. It endeavours to cover 60 topics in the field of education aimed at addressing structural disadvantages in education such as poverty, social class, culture, religion, dis/-ability and much more. This project is also interested in intersectionality of dimensions. The materials will address topics on the group/classroom level, the institution/school level and the community level.
This project is recruiting self-advocates, researchers and teacher educators who are interested in developing materials for initial teacher education in the following dimensions of diversity: gender, sexual orientation, economic, social & cultural background, class, dis/ability, race, languages, health, age, caring roles, belief & religion (or lack thereof), biography, appearance. It will be presented through the medium of English, with subtitles for videos, texts and podcasts. It is envisaged that this cutting edge resource will be the first of its kind in providing opportunities to build a community of educators across Europe and beyond.
What is our timeline?
Over the course of the next 2 years (2022-2024), this innovative project will create an interactive, modular, multimedia OpenTextbook for an inclusive and intersectional, multi-dimensional approach in teacher education together with 60 researchers and 60 self-advocates. This current call is the second of three calls. This second call will address the classroom/group level and school/institution level.
This second call is recruiting 30 researchers and 30 self-advocates to contribute to this Open Educational Resource during the month of June/July, from the 18th to the 24th of June 2023 and from the 25th of June to the 1st of July 2023 in Maynoot, Ireland with flights, food and accommodation all paid for.
If you are interested in being a co-author of a chapter and/or a contributing self-advocate in this book you can access the application form here.
The call in 2024 will address the community level. If you would like to participate in later calls please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure to inform you about later calls.