MEETING OF THE EXTENDED CLARIN-D CONSORTIUM IN BRAUNSCHWEIG

On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March the Georg Eckert Institute was pleased to welcome the members of the CLARIN-D consortium to their quarterly meeting, which was attended by the leaders of ten subject-specific working groups and team members from a range of data curation projects. Read more

EURVIEWS. EUROPA IM SCHULBUCH

FOREIGNER, OUTSIDER OR MIGRANT?: PUBLICATION OF STUDY EXAMINING MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION IN TEXTBOOKS

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) has conducted a study on the topic of migration and integration in textbooks in collaboration with the Centre for Educational Integration (ZBI), at the University of Hildesheim, and on behalf of the Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration. The report was presented on the 17 March 2015 in Berlin. Read more

Futures. A history of future studies in the 1960s and 1970s

Elke Seefried, second deputy director of the Institute für Zeitgeschichte will give a talk on visions of society in future studies. Based on her post-doctoral thesis, which examines the rise and subsequent crisis in future studies between 1945 and 1980, and which was awarded the Carl Erdmann Prize by the Association of Historians, Siegfried reveals how ‘the future’ became an important academic,... Read more

“HOW DO TEXTBOOKS APPROACH MIGRATION AND SOCIAL DIVERSITY?”

An interview by German radio station Deutschlandfunk with Dr Inga Niehaus, head of the GEI textbook study Migration and Integration. The results of which were presented in Berlin on 17 March. “In the last few decades school classes have become increasingly heterogeneous: Approximately one third of young people under 15 now come from a migrant background. The majority of them are German citizens.

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Geschichtsunterricht: Ein Streitthema in den USA

In den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika wird eine Debatte über die Inhalte des Geschichtsunterrichts in Highschools geführt. Es geht um die Einführung des Advanced Placement Program (AP), das Oberstufenschülern die Teilnahme an Kursen auf Universitätsniveau und das Ablegen von Prüfungen ermöglichen soll – es kann die Chancen auf eine Uni-Aufnahme erhöhen. Nach diesem AP-Lehrplan soll das ... Read more

Award-winning textbooks inspire learning: Textbooks of the year 2015 honoured at Leipzig Book fair.

The GEI, and the Leipzig Book Fair, awarded the 4th annual “Textbook of the Year” awards on the 13 March. This year's jury, who represented academia, educational practice and publishing, focused on textbooks for secondary schools: “Plan L” won textbook of the year in the category “History and Society”. In the “STEM” category “mathe live” was honoured whilst “À toi” won in the “languages” category. Read more