ITM: About the project
During the last years the process to implement inclusion has been driven forward in Europe. Especially, the situation in different parts of the education systems has been improved for example in education policy, school practice and on an academic level. Therefore, new trainings for teachers and models for inclusive didactics has been developed as well as a general discussion about the meaning of an inclusive school has started and already led to some changes.
In contrast, no consideration is found on the level of inclusive teaching materials that can be used in inclusive school settings. Both, publications of good inclusive materials that are based on academic research and criteria to assess the quality and usefulness of inclusive teaching material easily are lacking.
The fundament of the project is an international study which collects and compares inclusive teaching materials as well as assessment criteria with a focus on primary education in the countries mentioned. Therefore, regular meetings with all project partners will be arranged.
We are thankful for the expertise from the following institutions and scientists
Bielefeld School of Education (BiSEd)
Represented by Dr. Renate Schüssler and Nadine Auer. The BiSEd has great experience and knowledge about inclusive teacher trainings.
Die Laborschule Bielefeld
The Laborschule (literally: “laboratory school”) in Bielefeld is the state experimental school in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Lernwerkstatt, Bielefeld University
Represented by Dr. Brigitte Kottmann. Has a broad collection of inclusive teaching material, especially for primary Education and provides a learning environment for students and teachers.
Prof. Dr. Annette Textor leads the scientific institute of the laboratory school. Her research is focused on inclusive schol development and inclusice didactics.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Miller is Professor of primary eduaction at Bielefeld University. Prof. Millers research is focused on heterogenous learning environments.
Prof. Dr. Annemarie Augschöll Blasbichler from the free University of Bozen. Her research focuses on historical education studies.
We are thankful for the cooperation with the StiEL Project, represented by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bauer, Dr. Paulo Pinheiro, Sandra Kirchhoff and Frau Sanja Markovic at Bielefeld University.