In the textbook “Geschichte und Geschehen” the term “mass deportations to Polish camps” is erroneously used in the chapter about the Holocaust. The knowledge of the textbook’s authors, editors and teachers has thus been called into question.
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Eurocentrism in history education refers to two things: 1. a curriculum especially paying attention to European history, and 2. (Western)…
For Western historiography and with it the descriptive parts of history textbooks have to be sine ira et studio nowadays. Value neutrality is a necessary prerequisite for history as a science.
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
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 …
Abstract: Der 1998 verstorbene Mediävist Hartmut Boockmann hat 1992 in der GWU einen Topos der Mittelalterdarstellungen in den Schulbüchern dekonstruiert: die Lehnspyramide. Seine Kritik richtete sich gegen die zahlreichen… Read More ›