Press Releases

Joint Science Conference supports the creation of a ‘Global Textbook Resource Center’

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is creating a ‘Global Textbook Resource Center’ (GLOTREC). GLOTREC is financed by special federal funding provided by the Joint Science Conference. Read more

Shifts in learning Culture: Digital initiative in schools in Lower Saxony

In February the Georg Eckert Institute launched a new interdisciplinary project called ‘How the digital shift affects living and learning: Ethnographic studies of schools and teaching (LernDiWa). The project is financed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture. Read more

Gute Schulbücher gesucht

Ausschreibung zum Schulbuch des Jahres 2021 für die Sekundarstufe I gestartet. Bis zum 31. August 2020 können alle Personen, Verlage oder Institutionen, die Bildungsmedien produzieren oder nutzen, Lehrwerke zur Begutachtung als „Schulbuch des Jahres 2021“ vorschlagen. Read more

AWARD CEREMONY BY VIDEOLINK: ‘TEXTBOOK OF THE YEAR 2020’

Due to the cancellation of this year’s didacta education fair in Stuttgart, the GEI joined with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Didacta Association in releasing video messages to honour the winners of the Textbook of the Year award. The videos are available on YouTube. The prize is sponsored by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. Read more

A good start

On 24 March 2020 the Georg Eckert Institute and its partners, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpd) and the Didacta Association, will honour authors, editors and textbook publishers who have developed particularly innovative textbook concepts. Read more

The Georg Eckert Institute celebrates the publication of volume 3 of the bilateral textbook series ‘Europe – Our History’

On 18 November 2019, Britta Ernst, the Brandenburg minister for youth and sport, and Iwona Michałek, the undersecretary of state for national education in the Republic of Poland, presented the third volume of the joint German-Polish textbook ‘Europe – Our History’ in Frankfurt (Oder). Read more

Publication of volume 3 of the joint German-Polish history textbook ‘Europe – Our History’

On 18 November 2019 Britta Ernst, the Brandenburg minister for youth and sport, and Iwona Michałek, the undersecretary of state for national education in the Republic of Poland, presented the third volume of the joint German-Polish textbook ‘Europe – Our History’ in Frankfurt (Oder). Read more

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

Rätselhafter Grabfund an der Celler Straße: Auf den Spuren der Schwarzen Schar?

Seit der letzten Woche beschäftigt ein aufsehenerregender Grabfund ArchäologInnen und HistorikerInnen: Im Rahmen der Erdarbeiten für den Erweiterungsbau des GEI wurden bei archäologischen Grabungen zahlreiche Bestattungen aufgedeckt, die zu dem Friedhof des um 1230 gestifteten und 1944 untergegangenen Heiligkreuzkloster gehören. Read more

Archaeological excavations at the Georg Eckert Institute

Archaeologists have now 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