Start: December 9, 2020 - Deadline: December 15, 2020
Call for proposals for a feasibility study on the implementation of mandatory anti-racism trainings in the context of teacher training in Berlin
As part of the project "Coordination Office for a Citywide Concept for Coming to Terms with Berlin's Colonial Past", Decolonize Berlin awards an interdisciplinary study contract to examine the feasibility of obligatory anti-discrimination trainings within the framework of teacher training in Berlin.
The application is addressed to social scientists* and educational scientists* with experience in the field of teacher education.
The two-year project (2020 - 2021) aims to develop measures together with representatives from politics, administration and civil society in order to initiate decolonization processes and to stimulate a broad social discussion on colonialism and its aftermath. A particular focus is on anchoring the topic in education and science.
In 2020, ideas and strategies for action were developed at various events with civil society actors and representatives from administration and politics in order to strengthen the confrontation with colonialism and its continuities, especially racism, and to bring about sustainable changes. The goal is to fight institutional and structural racism and, above all, to guarantee the right to non-discriminatory education in the field of education. We are not only concerned with anchoring the topic of colonialism and colonial continuities in subject-related framework curricula, but also with combating institutional and structural racism in the everyday school life of Berlin students. Teachers in particular have an important role to play here: they must be able to deal with the complex issue of colonialism and its consequences both professionally and pedagogically. As a strategy, our events include mandatory trainings for future teachers on critical whiteness, anti-racism and empowerment for trainee teachers affected by racism.
Within the framework of the project, a feasibility study is to be prepared in which possible starting points for the implementation of obligatory anti-racism trainings/seminars in teacher training are to be worked out (both in the university and practical training part). The special situation in Berlin has to be taken into account: Approximately 2700 teachers are trained annually. In addition to teacher trainees, there are a large number of career changers in Berlin.
In order to be able to use the results of the study for the current project, a corresponding written work-up is required. The work will be published afterwards, if necessary.
interdisciplinary research assignment on the state of research and practice development of anti-racist and intersectional pedagogical approaches in teacher training as well as a feasibility study on the implementation of mandatory anti-racism trainings in teacher training in the state of Berlin, taking into account the following questions:
- Do mandatory trainings make sense? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this approach?
- At what points in Berlin teacher education can mandatory training be implemented?
- What are the prerequisites for implementing training? Which criteria should be applied?
The exact modalities as well as the form of the documentation are to be clarified in a personal conversation. The estimated workload for the work performances amounts to a total of approx. 10 working days. The work should be completed by February 28, 2021, be written in German and have a length of approx. 25-40 pages. An outline of the approach must be submitted by 28.12.2020 after a detailed preliminary discussion.
We ask for an informal application (including CV without application photo) by 15.12.2020In this section it is briefly explained which research experiences or experiences in scientific work are given and whether or which previous knowledge in the subject area exists.
Bids will be evaluated based on commercial and technical suitability (education, work experience, proven technical expertise).
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