Inclusion through digital school development - barriers and solutions due to COVID-19
The transdisciplinary project In-DIG-developments aims
to improve our understanding of the impact and changes induced by COVID-19 in 41 schools in Styria by analyzing how Austrian primary and secondary schools in different contexts use their related experiences and discussions regarding inclusion and digitalization for a change in teaching practices as well as for school development processes within and after the crisis.
Therefore, the central research questions encompass preconditions and thus also questions about burdens and coping strategies of the persons involved, their practices, strategies of action and approaches to solutions and, related to this, with the challenges, limits and barriers they have experienced. In doing so, the context and characteristics of the diversity of the student body will be taken into account through sampling and background interviews.
In this context, on the basis of a representative standardized survey of students, parents, teachers, and school administrators and with the help of complementary qualitative interviews (focus groups and interviews with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators), scientific findings about barriers and models for inclusive, digitally supported teaching and learning environments are to be obtained and made available to the scientific community and the broader school public as examples of good practice.
The project is financially supported by the province of Styria and has a duration of one year and 5 months (Oct. 2020 – February 2022). It will be implemented under the leadership of Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Barbara Gasteiger-Klicpera and Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Heike Wendt together with the Institute for Ethics and Social Studies and the Private University College of Teacher Education Augustinum.
|Project leadership:|| |
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in phil. Barbara Gasteiger-Klicpera (Institute of Education Research and Teacher Education, Inclusive Education Unit/Research Center for Inclusive Education (RCIE))
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in phil. Heike Wendt (Institute of Education Research and Teacher Education, Empirical Education Research)
|Project Team:|| |
Caroline Breyer, Bakk.a phil. MSc. PhD. (RCIE)
Franziska Reitegger, BA MSc. (Institute of Education Research and Teacher Education, Inclusive Education Unit)
Lea Hochgatterer, BSc MSc. (Institute of Education Research and Teacher Education, Inclusive Education Unit/RCIE)
Melina Tinnacher, BEd BA MSc. (Institute of Education Research and Teacher Education, Empirical Education Research)
Univ.-Prof. Mag. phil. Dr. theol. Thomas Gremsl (Institute of Ethics and Social Studies)
Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Martina Kalcher, Bakk.a phil. MSc. (Private University College of Teacher Education Augustinum)
|Contact:||Lea Hochgatterer, BSc MSc.|
The project is funded by the province of Styria and the University of Graz.