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

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50th German Historikertag: "Winners and Losers"

The fiftieth edition of the major German historians' conference Historikertag will take place between 23 and 26 September 2014 in Göttingen, featuring over 400 speakers from more than 20 countries who will be presenting the findings of their most recent research. Among them will be four scholars from the Georg Eckert Institute. Read more

GEI-Kolloquium, 01. Oktober 2014: Die Geschichte sexueller Vielfalt unterrichten – Theoretische Rahmungen und praktische Perspektiven

Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke von der Freien Universität Berlin (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut) ist zu Gast am GEI und spricht zum Thema: Ob das Thema Sexualität jenseits des Biologieunterrichts einen festen Platz im Schulunterricht bekommen soll, wurde zu Beginn des Jahres kontrovers in Baden-Württemberg diskutiert, in diesem Sommer in Niedersachsen.

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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

Textbooks in Hongkong use questionable stereotypes in lessons

In Hongkong there is an issue about the depiction of its multicultural mix using stereotypes in primary school textbook. Critics notice that there are dubious examples in the textbook lessons that are not appropriate to enhance the students’ view of the world. Describing people of different nationalities and their jobs by choosing clichés like the white British English teacher and the ...

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Education for Sustainable Peace – Call for Applications for the 2015/2016 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2015/2016 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace. Read more