Europe in Focus: A History Book for Germany and Poland

On 20 November the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport for the State of Brandenburg, Britta Ernst, and the Polish Minister for National Education, Anna Zalewska, presented the second volume of the joint history textbook series "Europa – Unsere Geschichte" (Europe – Our History) at the Kreisau Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe. The project is coordinated by the Georg Eckert Institut... Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

Schulbücher als Spiegel von Geschichtskultur - Keltendarstellungen im deutsch-französischen Vergleich

Die frühgeschichtlichen "Kelten" oder "Gallier", die vor der römischen Epoche in Europa lebten und ihre Darstellungen in Geschichtsschulbüchern stellen ein Beispiel dar, wie Vergangenheit immer wieder anders, mit neuen Schwerpunkten und Deutungen erklärt wird. Miriam Sénécheau wird im Kolloquium am 13. Dezember um 17.00 Uhr dieses Beispiel aufgreifen. Read more

Feldforschung auf fünf Kontinenten

Forscherinnen unseres multidisziplinären Projektes zu Deutschen Auslandsschulen sammeln derzeit in sechs Schulen in Afrika, Asien, Europa, Nord- und Südamerika Daten. Erste Beobachtungen über Praktiken von global citizenship, der Nutzung digitaler Medien im Klassenzimmer und Diversität in internationaler, vergleichender Perspektive teilen sie in dem Projektblog. Read more

Migration: A Chapter of its own

Riem Spielhaus, head of the Textbooks and Society department gave a lecture in the Stuttgart city library on prejudices and negative clichés expressed in textbooks about people with migrant backgrounds. Read more

Mixed results for the German education system in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016

Since 2001 Germany has taken part in the IGLU study (known worldwide as Progress in International Reading Literacy Study – PIRLS), which every five years measures and compares reading comprehension, reading habits and attitudes to reading in nine and ten-year-old primary school pupils around the world. In the tests children are presented with literary and informative texts of varying …

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New Collaboration with the CELL Foundation

The GEI has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dutch foundation Conflict and Education Learning Laboratory (CELL). The GEI looks forward to working with the CELL Foundation on research and educational projects on the topic of stereotypes and discrimination in textbooks and other educational media. Read more