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Am 24. März 2020 zeichnet das Georg-Eckert-Institut, gemeinsam mit der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung und dem Didacta Verband, AutorInnen, HerausgeberInnen und Schulbuchverlage für die Entwicklung besonders innovativer Schulbuchkonzepte aus. Read more

Veröffentlichung der Studie zur Darstellung von Roma in europäischen Lehrplänen und Schulbüchern

In einer ersten Sichtung von Lehrplänen und Schulbüchern für die Fächer Geschichte, Politik- und Sozialkunde sowie Geographie in 21 europäischen Ländern und Kosovo legen der Europarat, der Roma-Education Fonds und das Georg-Eckert-Institut - Leibniz-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung die Ergebnisse einer gemeinsamen Studie vor. 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

Shortlist announced for 'Textbook of the Year 2019’

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) has awarded the ‘Textbook of the Year’ award annually since 2012. The Institute, which is a member of the Leibniz association, works closely with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Didacta Association to honour authors, editors and textbook publishers for the development and production of innovative textbooks. Read more

Thought-provoking textbooks

The GEI, in partnership with the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Didacta Association, honours innovative textbooks each year in order to highlight their social significance. The prizes for ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’ will be awarded to the three best textbooks for upper secondary level in the language and society categories. The shortlist has been announced. Read more

First-class educational media research

The GEI Research Award and the Award for Young Academics were announced at a ceremony in the Dornse in Braunschweig's old town hall on 30 November 2018. Dr Sabine Johannsen, the parliamentary state secretary for the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture attended the event and presented Dr Christine Ott und Lindsay Wills with their respective awards. Read more