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

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Georg Arnhold International Summer School

This year’s Summer School will look at education in humanitarian emergencies, bringing together early-career scholars, experts and practitioners who deal with this topic in their research and work. The Summer School will take place from 24 to 28 July 2017. Registration closes on 1 April 2017. Read more

"Europe: Our History" at the Leipzig Book Fair

The GEI is going to the Leipzig Book Fair. As part of the Fair’s focal area on education, within a programme of events for teachers and child care and support workers, researchers involved in the project will be presenting volume 1 of the joint Polish-German textbook Europe: Our History and talking about the background to the project, the concept behind the book and the aims it pursues. Read more

How Current Are Our Textbooks?

Why do so few immigrants appear in our textbooks? Do authors and publishers still consider immigration an anomaly? NDR Info Forum is looking for answers. Read more

Bayern: Wechsel von G8 zu G9

Die Debatte um G8 und G9 in Bayern fand ein Ende und wird am 5. April endgültig beschieden: das Abitur nach 13 Jahren wird im übernächsten Schuljahr wieder eingeführt. Auf dem Weg zu diesem Entschluss wurden auch einige Optionen in Betracht gezogen, wie der parallele Ablauf beider Systeme oder die vollständige Abgabe der Entscheidungsgewalt an die Schulen.

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The CLARIN-D working groups for ‘Modern History’ and ‘Contemporary History’ are to merge

The discipline-specific working groups in the German consortium of the European research infrastructure project CLARIN have been reorganised during the third programme period. The new working group in the CLARIN-D branch of the project is called ‘History’ and comprises more than 70 members from well-respected universities, non-university research institutions and libraries both in Germany and... Read more