Georg Eckert Research Award 2018

On 30 November the GEI will present the 2018 Research Award, which is sponsored by the Westermann Group, at a ceremony in the Dornse in Braunschweig's old town hall. Dr. Sabine Johannsen, the parliamentary state secretary for the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, will attend the event, which honours outstanding work in the field of international educational media research. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

Otto Bennemann Lecture 2018

On 27 November 2018 the Otto Bennemann lecture will take place from 18:00 to 19:30 in the institute library. Professor Vladimir Rouvinski from the CIES Research Center at the Icesi University in Cali, Columbia will talk about how the policy of ethnic enclosure is portrayed in Russian and Ukrainian textbooks and how this shapes the relationship between the countries. Read more

Portrayal of Roma in European Textbooks

An event to be held at the Central European University, Budapest on 16 November titled ‘Representation of Roma in European Curricula and Textbooks’ will explore the portrayal of Roma in European textbooks. In addition to the presentation of a project, in which the GEI is a participant, interim research findings will also be presented and discussed. Read more

The persistence of anti-Semitic sentiment in textbooks

Dr Dirk Sadowski, a research fellow at the GEI was among those interviewed for an article by Spiegel Online regarding the criticism levelled at German textbooks by Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Read more

German teaching union calls for 118 billion euros for schools

The German teaching union has calculated that 118 billion euros need to be invested in German schools over the next ten years in order to solve numerous problems such as a shortage of teachers, dilapidated buildings and out-of-date technology.

Union president Heinz-Peter Meidinger fears that without such investment schools will fall further behind and that problems in the education system …

Read more

Preventing Violent Extremism through Education

The official launch of the new publication ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: International and German practices’ by Dr. Eleni Christodoulou and Dr. Simona Behling will take place at 9.30 am on the 14th of December 2018 at the headquarters of the Leibniz Association in Berlin. The project of the same name is funded by the BMBF. Advance registration is requested Read more