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The Open Glossary Project: Student Creation of Culturally Relevant OER

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The Open Glossary Project: Student Creation of Culturally Relevant OER

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I find that the terminology used in textbooks in my discipline of applied behavior analysis (ABA) tends to lack any cultural context or descriptors that might connect today’s student to the text in a meaningful way. Textbooks are written by academics and so represent an academic style and language that tends to be generic to the exclusion of race, culture, sexual orientation, and other characteristics that students may personally relate to and build connections with as they learn. This style also does not align with inclusive and equity-centered practice.

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