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

EurViews. Europe in Textbooks

Akteure in der Wissensgeschichte. Produktion, Zirkulation und Transformation von Afrikawissen nach 1945

Wie wurde im Zuge der Dekolonisation und des Kalten Krieges bestehende Wissensbestände über Afrika herausgefordert und welche Akteure haben in welcher Form ‚neues‘ Wissen über Afrika produziert, vorhandene Wissensbestände neu bewertet oder Elemente kolonialen Wissens fortgeschrieben? Diese Fragen behandelt der geplante Workshop vom 18.06.-19.06. Read more

Teachers, memory and transitional justice in post-conflict nations: Sierra Leone and Liberia (in English).

A presentation by the Georg Arnhold Guest Professor, Susan Shepler of the American University in Washington D.C., exploring how teachers in Sierra Leone and Liberia address the subject of past wars in their classrooms. This colloquium will take place in the conference room (3rd floor) of the Georg Eckert Institute. Read more

“Always the victim: Jewish history in textbooks"

Jews – persecuted in the Middle Ages as money lenders and then murdered by the Nazis. 70 years after the end of the war German textbooks are communicating a truncated, and partially flawed, version of history. Read more

Open Access curriculum by the UNESCO

The UNESCO introduced an Open Access (OA) curriculum containing a set of nine modules which is available and free to use for researchers and library schools. The organisation offers these modules as an approach to the OA theme. In the near future the program is intended to be an e-learning tool enabling the users to self-asses their knowledge on OA. Furthermore the curriculum is planned to ... Weiterlesen

Places available: Workshop “Who is ‘we’? – handling diversity in classrooms”

In the current climate of conflict between different social groups in Germany, questions of identity and the pedagogical approach to diversity are apposite. Conventional constructions such as ‘we’ and the ‘others’ require closer examination and reassessment. This workshop will take place in Braunschweig on 9 June. Applications will be accepted until 26 May. Read more