Georg Eckert Research Award

On the evening of 28 October 2014, the Georg Eckert Institute will present its Georg Eckert Award for an outstanding piece of work in international educational media research. Dr Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture, will be in attendance. Read more

EurViews. Europe in Textbooks

Historians to join federally funded CLARIN-D project

The team behind CLARIN-D, a web- and centre-based research infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences, is to gain the support of a group of historians. Read more

Conference on Myths in South-eastern European Textbooks, 22-24 October 2014, Tirana

An academic conference on "Myths in South-eastern European Textbooks" will take place from 22 to 24 October 2014 in Tirana as part of the GEI's project on Albanian-language textbooks in south-eastern Europe. Read more

Textbooks as sites of political controversy

Simone Lässig on history textbooks as instruments of state policies on history and national education, Der Tagesspiegel, 14 August 2014 (in German) Read more

UN sieht großen Nachholbedarf beim Thema Datenerhebung und handelt

Die UN hat im Jahr 2000 die Millennium-Entwicklungsziele formuliert, die bis 2015 erreicht werden sollen. Man ist zwar zuversichtlich, die Ziele zu großen Teilen zu erfüllen, doch die Messbarkeit der Erfolge gestaltet sich schwierig. In einigen Ländern ist nicht einmal die genaue Einwohnerzahl erfasst, oder wie die Kindersterblichkeit sich entwickelt. Dabei seien Daten notwendig, die sich ...

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“Diversity as normality. The Zwischentöne (nuances) project – teaching materials for globalised classrooms”

The above article by Dr Götz Nordbruch was published online on the GEI web portal Edumeres.net as part of the series Eckert.Beiträge 2014/3. It contains background information from textbook research as well as the guiding concepts, as illustrated by the individual modules. Read more