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 3 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 first of three calls. This first call will address the classroom level.
This first call is recruiting 20 researchers and 20 self-advocates to contribute to this Open Educational Resource during the month of September, from the 4th to the 11th of September 2022 and from the 11th to the 18th of September 2022 in South Tyrol, Italy 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 second call in 2023 will address the school level and 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.