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Introduction: World Knowledge and Non-European Space

Nineteenth Century Geography Textbooks and Children’s Books

Andreas Weiß

anthropological terms. To demonstrate the similarities and differences between “modern” nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century educational programs, we have collected examples from the German Empire, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Turkey, the United

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Nazism and the Holocaust in Indian History Textbooks

Basabi Khan Banerjee and Georg Stöber

Bengal, and the Arabian Sea. In Nazi ideology, “Aryan” was linked with the German word meaning “honor” ( Ehre ) in order to create the notion of a blond, pale-skinned, blue-eyed, and pure-blooded “Aryan race.” 5 Likewise, the swastika was an ancient

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“Who Wants to Be Sad Over and Over Again?”

Emotion Ideologies in Contemporary German Education about the Holocaust

Lisa Jenny Krieg

Based on an ethnographic field study in Cologne, this article discusses the connection between memory practices and emotion ideologies in Holocaust education, using Sara Ahmed’s concept of affective economies. Moral goals, political demands, and educators’ care for their students lead to tensions in the education process. Two case studies illustrate how educators and learners express different, often contradictory concepts of emotion. In these studies, emotions are selectively opposed to rationality. In some contexts, emotions are considered inferior to facts and obstacles to the learning process; in others, they are superior to facts because they can communicate moral messages reliably.

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Educational Films: A Historical Review of Media Innovation in Schools

Eckhardt Fuchs, Anne Bruch, and Michael Annegarn-Gläß

Translator : Nicola Watson

, production and analysis must incorporate pedagogical expertise. 4 Most frequently found in German contemporary sources is the term Kulturfilm (“cultural film”), which became synonymous with all nonfiction films until the 1950s. Principally instructional

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“Presentism” Versus “Path Dependence”?

Reflections on the Second World War in Russian Textbooks of the 1990s

Serguey Ehrlich

, the fascist states Germany and Italy allied with militarist Japan”; 17 “fascism in power in Germany”; 18 and “German-fascist troops.” 19 In Soviet times, it was common to qualify Hitler's regime as “fascism” rather than “Nazism,” in order to avoid

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Educational Film Studies

A Burgeoning Field of Research

Anne Bruch

also the topic of study in the above mentioned monograph by Wolfgang Fuhrmann, Imperial Projections: Screening the German Colonies . 45 He focuses on the ethnographers’ experience with the new medium of film and German notion of ethnology

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“The Community is Everything, The Individual is Nothing”

The Second World War in Russian History Education

Dagmara Moskwa

a war of liberation (of Europe from fascism) and defense (of Soviet territory from Germany). For Russians, the first phase of the Second World War (from 1939 to 1941) holds different connotations than it does for Western Europeans. From the Russian

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Dutch Economic Textbooks in the 1970s

Raising the Status of a New Secondary School Type by Means of Mathematical Abstraction

Gerrit F. Gorter, Hilda T. A. Amsing, and Jeroen J. H. Dekker

different type of economics education than those who wish to offer pupils mainly an introduction to economics. With these two factors serving as the backdrop, we will examine economics education in the United States, Great Britain, and West Germany Figure 1

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Esilda Luku

which the Holocaust took place in general terms as “Germany” or “Europe,” avoiding more specific terms such as “General Government,” “occupied territories,” or “satellite states.” 31 By contrast, when addressing the subject of concentration camps, the

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“Russia My History”

A Hi-Tech Version of an Old History Textbook

Olga Konkka

Russia and several other post-Soviet states, the Soviet expression “Great Patriotic War” is widely used to refer to the conflict between National Socialist Germany and its allies and the USSR between 1941 and 1945. The Russia My History project follows