Textbook of the Year 2018 - Call for Proposals

What constitutes a good textbook in an era of rapid knowledge development, digital networking and increasing social diversity? Publishers, individuals or institutions that use or produce educational media have until the 31 July 2017 to nominate teaching materials for consideration for the 2018 ‘Textbook of the Year’ award. The price will be announced in February 2018 at didacta in Hanover. Read more

Textbooks in Focus

'Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE)'

On the 26th of June the GEI and the Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO are co-organising a workshop on the ‘Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) through Educational Media at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Read more

Call for Papers: NKOS Workshop

The 17th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop will take place on Thursday 21st September 2017 as part of the TPDL2017 Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. Submission deadline for the Call for Papers is Monday 10th July 2017. More information about the workshop and the Call for Papers can be found on the workshop website. 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

Demonstration gegen Übersexualisierung durch Lehrplan

Seit Sommer 2016 ist in Hessen ein Lehrplan im Einsatz, der sich der Sexualerziehung der SchülerInnen annimmt. Es wird die Absicht verfolgt, unterschiedliche sexuelle Orientierungen und alternative Familiensituationen zu mehr Akzeptanz unter den Jugendlichen zu verhelfen.

Doch dieser Ansatz stieß auf starke Kritik und musste sich den Vorwürfen stellen, eine unangemessene Gender-Ideologie ...


Award for Textbook Commission

The joint German-Polish Textbook Commission are to be awarded the Viadrina Prize on Friday 9 June. The 22 German and Polish academics have been honoured for their long-term dedication to the creation of the joint history book for schools in Germany and Poland: ‘Europa. Unsere Geschichte‘ (Europe our History). Read more