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  • Why We Still Need Textbook Commissions?

    Wozu noch Schulbuchkommissionen? | Czy komisje podręcznikowe są jeszcze potrzebne?

    In general, textbook commissions reflect the needs of their times. In the past, they quite successfully served their purpose of mediating between politics, research, and teaching. They played a highly relevant role in the international dialogue

    Why We Still Need Textbook Commissions?
  • Why Historical Narrative Matters?

    Was macht historische Narrative bedeutsam? | Quelle est l’importance des récits historiques?

    Imagine you are in school and asked to write down, in a page or two, the history of your country, your nation or your homeland (patria) as you know it. While this task may sound trivial, it tells us some important facets of people’s ability to use knowledge of the past ...

    Why Historical Narrative Matters?
  • Hitler: Personalisation in historical representation and no end

    Hitler: Personalisierung in der historischen Darstellung und kein Ende

    Who exactly acts in the past and in history? Is it solely the rulers or is Bert Brecht’s literary critique in his poem "Questions from a worker who reads" as necessary today as it was in 1935? It seems that in the classroom a reductive and a balanced  ...

    Hitler: Personalisation in historical representation and no end
  • War in Russian history is more than just a war

    Krieg in der russischen Geschichte ist mehr als nur ein Krieg / Война для Российской истории больше, чем просто война

    In a recent discussion with history teachers about the present challenges of teaching history at school, I found that they did not describe the main burden as the increasing administrative burden and the number of reports they were being ...

    War in Russian history is more than just a war
  • Populism: A political combat term?

    Populismus: Ein politischer Kampfbegriff?

    An over-used concept would very well qualify as the "non-word" of the year: populism. For some time all political movements and politicians diverging from the – however it is defined – political "middle" are condemned as "populist". ...

    Populism: A political combat term?
  • Alle Jahre wieder. Lehrplanrevision in Berlin und Brandenburg

    In Berlin und Brandenburg sollen die Rahmenlehrpläne “modernisiert” und “entschlackt”[1] werden, das Resultat ist eine Abschaffung des Fachs Geschichte in den Klassen 5 und 6 und eine oktroyierte Methodenmonomanie im... Read More ›

    Alle Jahre wieder. Lehrplanrevision in Berlin und Brandenburg
  • Back to the future? Public history and the new academic citizen

    Zurück in die Zukunft? Public History und der neue 'Academic Citizen'

    Public history is a tricky thing to define, its very elusiveness serving as a reason for historians to regard it with suspicion. The act of definition is problematic, however, for more important reasons than semantics. ...

    Back to the future? Public history and the new academic citizen
  • The New Turkey, New Educational Questions

    Neue Türkei, neue Bildungsfragen | Yeni Türkiye, Yeni Eğitim Sorunları

    The educational system in Turkey is a massive and changing structure … Radical steps have been taken in terms of quality and quantity in the field of education in order to  ...

    The New Turkey, New Educational Questions
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