Inaccurate or fragmented depictions of topics in textbooks can contribute to ethnic tension, discrimination against specific social groups and can even stoke violent extremism. UNESCO and the GEI have produced a guide outlining how subjects such as religion, gender and culture can be presented in textbooks in a manner that encourages mutual respect and promotes peace. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

International Georg Arnhold Summer School 2018

This year's International Georg Arnhold Summer School on ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: Challenges, Policies and Practices’ will take place from 23 to 27 July. International scholars and experts will explore and discuss the role of education in preventing violent extremism. The deadline for applications for those wanting to take part was 15 March. Read more

Textbook of the Year 2018

On 20 February 2018 the prize winners for the ‘Textbook of the Year 2018’ were announced at the didacta trade fair in Hanover. The mBook Geschichte won the ‘Society’ category, first place in the ‘Languages’ category was awarded to Highlight 5 and matheWerkstatt 9 was the winner in the ‘Mathematics’ category. Read more

Climate Change and Conflict

Tobias Ide spoke to Swiss broadcasting company SRF on the reasons why he believes certain studies on climate change and the resulting potential for conflict are problematic Read more

Compulsory school attendance for three-year-olds in France

France is to make it compulsory for three-year olds to attend preschool. French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced at an early childhood education conference in Paris that a regulation to this effect will come into force in summer 2019. Almost no other country requires children to attend preschool at such a young age. Compulsory schooling in France begins, as in Germany, at age six. But …

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Closing Conference: The Dynamics of Knowledge

On the 2 and 3 May the Federal Agency for Civic Education in Berlin will host the closing conference for the project ‘Migration and Education in Germany since 1945’. The event will principally explore the significance of migration processes on historic shifts in knowledge systems. Read more