Georg Eckert Institute (GEI)

Since November 2017, CELL has been engaged in a partnership with The Georg Eckert Institute (GEI) for International Textbook Research, based in Braunschweig, Germany. GEI is a member of the Leibniz Association, a prestigious network of non-university research institutions. CELL and GEI will collaborate on textbook and educational projects, research, and events, in the domain of divisive stereotypes and discrimination in textbooks and other educational media.

Further, CELL and GEI will combine their expertise to identify divisive stereotypes in textbooks and examine their impact on conflict and violence. Through this work, we will engage policy-makers in reducing divisive stereotypes in textbooks and in working towards an international agreement in this field.

About The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research

The Georg Eckert Institute conducts applied and multidisciplinary research into textbooks and educational media, primarily in history and cultural studies. It also provides advisory services to national and international education policymakers and practitioners, and acts as a coordinator and mediator in international issues and projects related to textbooks. GEI has built a research library containing more than 176,500 textbooks for history, geography, social and political studies, religious studies and values education.

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