INCLUSION VOCABULARY – Creating a new Inclusion Vocabulary to foster acceptance of sexual orientation among teachers and students in high schools

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Project details

Project number: 

2020-1-PTO1-KA201-078604

Timespan of the project:

01.09.2020 / 31.08.2022

Program details

Financing program: 

Erasmus + Programme

Contact details

CEIPES: International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development

Contact Person:

Claudia Ausilia Vittorio

E-mail:

claudia.vittorio@ceipes.org

Objectives
  1. To create positive and inclusive environments in schools for all students regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity;
  2. To accumulate teaching resources and create lesson plans that teach diversity and respect and include examples of SOGI topics allowing learning to reflect the SOGI diversity in students’ lives, families and society;
  3. To extricate any prejudiced or discriminatory words or behaviors from the vocabulary of teachers and students.
  4. To train teachers, educators and high school students on how to foster their SOGI inclusive, social and communication skills through digital technology (videos, dedicated platform, website).
  5. To provide parents of students who identify themselves as LGBTQI+ with digital resources for communicating with their children in a respectful and accepting manner.
  6. To sensitize and make teachers more receptive on those issues, not only towards their students but also towards colleagues and other members of society who identify as LGBTQI+.
Activities
  • 3 Transnational meetings;
  • 8 Multiplier events;
  • Research on current vocabulary constitued by a desk research + 5 interviews + on-line survey that will involve 20 teachers + 20 students + 20 parents / country;
  • Development of National reports for each country that after will be compared on a commun european report;
  • Development of a training course for teachers;
  • Establishment of teams in schools and video making workshops with students
  • European video contest
Results
  1. A New Vocabulary Handbook which will contain inclusive and accepting terminology regarding sexual orientation and gender identity topics. This Handbook will give directions relating to everyday language use towards and about LGBTQI+ students, to persons that interact with them daily, hence their teachers, classmates and parents.
  2. The New Vocabulary training course for teachers, which will guide educators through the right implementation of the aforementioned Handbook.
  3. The New Vocabulary video stories online platform which, besides information material on the project, will contain short videos, created by students, that focus on the subject of linguistic discrimination towards sexual orientation among students. To create these videos, students will team up, leaded by an assigned educator, from schools participating in the project.

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