Call for Papers "Welt der Kinder"

A discussion exploring digitisation within the discipline of history will take place at the end of the ‘Welt der Kinder’ (Children and their World) project. The aim will be to debate the digital development challenges and opportunities facing the field of history and to decide how the history ‘tool kit’ has changed in the digital age and why; also to look at adjustments necessary for the future. Read more

Textbooks in Focus

Migration, flight and Integration

‘Migration, flight and integration’ is the focus of this year’s Leibniz Education Research Network conference in Berlin. Presentations from members of Leibniz institutes and other organisations will explore the potential and the challenges of educational research. More information can be found in the conference programme (in German). Read more

Shaping Society Together

The Federal Intercultural Convention (Bundesfachkongress Interkultur) - is being held in Braunschweig for the sixth time. The aim of the convention is to bring together the many discourses on cultural diversity and to explore different perspectives on our diverse society. Read more


What do children learn about Islam from their textbooks and what is not included? Germany’s classrooms have reflected its position as a country of immigration for some time. Many textbooks, however, still do not adequately portray this social diversity. Teaching materials on the subject of Islam, for example, frequently still lack a differentiating perspective. Read more

UN-Hilfswerk UNRWA will palästinensische Schulbücher überarbeiten

Die United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) wurde vor fast 70 Jahren im Zuge der Staatsgründung Israels entwickelt und ist seitdem mit der Unterstützung von fast fünf Millionen Flüchtenden sowie ihren Nachkommen beschäftigt. Derzeit betreibt sie 349 Schulen für rund 290.000 Kinder.

Nun will das UN-Hilfswerk Anti-Israel-Propaganda aus palästinensischen ...


Award Ceremony ‘Textbook of the Year 2017’

With the 2017 ‘Textbook of the Year’ award, the Georg Eckert Institute and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) honoured extraordinary textbooks at the primary level. The ceremony took place on 24 March 2017 at the Leipzig Book Fair. We would like to congratulate all the winners! Read more