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Migration as a Classroom Subject in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland

Migration as a Classroom Subject in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland

How the topic  of migration can be dealt with in class is explained in the current “Eckert-Dossier”, including the contribution “Ohren auf! Historische Radiosendungen zu ‚Flucht und Vertreibung‘ als neue Dokumente der Zeitgeschichte und Ressourcen für die Geschichtsvermittlung [Tune In! Historical Radio Programmes on ‘Flight and Expulsion’ as New Documents of Contemporary History and Resources for Teaching History]” of the associated Bredow member Dr. Alina Laura Just, née Tiews. The 300-page dossier was published by the Georg Eckert Institute, Leibniz Institute for International Textbook Research.

The collection publishes selected lectures of the 14th German-Czech Textbook Conference, which took place from 3 to 5 November 2016 in České Budějovice/Budweis. The conference focused on the topic “Migration as a Classroom Subject in Germany and the Czech Republic.” At the same time, it publishes papers of the 36th conference of the joint German-Polish Textbook Commission, which took place from 19 to 21 May 2016 in Halle/Saale with the topic “Kommunikationsräumen. Akteuren, Praktiken und Umsetzungen in Schulbüchern [Communication Spaces. Actors, Practices and Depictions in Textbooks].” At the conference, the topic of migration was dealt with in a separate section. Thus, the collection offers a deeper insight in how the topic of “migration” is dealt with in German, Czech and Polish schools. The main focus lies on history books and history curricula, whereby comparative and diachronic approaches were also chosen for each country.

From 2013 to 2017, Dr. Alina Laura Just, née Tiews, worked at the Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research within the area of media history. There she last worked on the research topic “Media and Migration” on the basis of historical radio programmes about German refugees and displaced persons after the Second World War. Since then she has worked as a freelance historian for the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation, the HafenCity Universität Hamburg and the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial.

The entire publication is available as a free download.

(28 December 2018)


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