Awards for the Best Textbooks

The winners of the ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’ were announced on 19 February at the didacta education trade fair in Cologne. First place in the languages category was awarded to ‘Camden Town’ by the Westermann Verlag. The society category was won by the history book ‘Zeit für Geschichte’, also published by the Westermann Verlag. Read more

New Publication

Primers and Reading Books After the War

The year’s first edition of the Institute's journal JEMMS examines European primers and reading books published around 1945. In addition to articles analysing Greek, Romanian and Polish books one paper examines differences and similarities between reading primers in East and West Germany. Read more

Call for Papers: Georg Arnhold Summer School 2019

The sixth international Georg Arnhold Summer School will be held in Braunschweig from 25 to 29 June 2019. This year’s event is titled ‘Global Citizenship Education in a Changing World’. Applicants have until 17 March 2019 to submit papers. Read more

‘Textbook of the Year’ and Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development reports on the awards for ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’. The article (in German) refers specifically to education for sustainable development (ESD), which features in one of the winning books. Read more

Archaeological excavations at the Georg Eckert Institute

Last week archaeologists joined the mechanical diggers on the building site for the GEI’s new library building. While digging the foundations builders discovered human bones, most likely from the cemetery of the cloister that once occupied the site. Read more

Project examining the digitisation of the school system

The recently launched DATAFIED project examines the effects of digital technology in the classroom and the associated datafication of the education system. DATAFIED is a joint project with the Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg and the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. Read more