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From a survivor parent to the next generation
Known for its breathtaking scenery, the central-east African country of Rwanda lived through one of the worst episodes of violence of the late 20th century, known as the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in which over a million people were brutally murdered in 100 days.This book recounts the personal story of Claver Irakoze who survived the genocide as an eleven-year-old child and, like other Rwandans of his generation, is now grappling with the heavy responsibility of raising children in the post-genocide context.Tracing the various stages of Irakoze’s life experiences, each chapter teases out issues surrounding childhood, parenting and the transmission of memories between generations. The final chapter draws on Irakoze’s personal and professional experience to provide some reflections on managing memories of genocide within the family.
Historisch-systematische Rekonstruktionen zu einem denknotwendig ungeklärten Verhältnis
Utopien haben mal mehr und mal weniger Konjunktur – nicht nur, aber auch in der Pädagogik. Man kann sie maßlos überschätzen, müde belächeln oder generell für hinfällig und überholt erklären; sobald man jedoch danach fragt, wohin Erziehung und Bildung sinnvollerweise führen sollen, kann man sich der utopischen Dimension menschlichen Lebens kaum entziehen. Um hier zu wissenschaftlich fundierten und wohlbegründeten Orientierungen zu gelangen, wird in der Monografie der Begriff der Utopie als historisch-systematische Vermittlungsfigur rekonstruiert und dabei reflektiert, in welcher Weise pädagogisches Denken und Handeln immer in die (Re-)Produktion bzw. Erneuerung menschlicher Lebensverhältnisse verstrickt ist.
We are currently experiencing an unprecedented era in the history of the planet. Our addiction to fossil fuels and powerful technologies is dangerously altering the Earth’s natural systems, giving rise to well-documented global crises of climate change, plastic pollution of the oceans, and tragic loss of biocultural diversity.

These crises have created a unique challenge for STEM educators, given that STEM disciplinary knowledge and skills are often viewed as the panacea to the world’s economic and environmental problems. This popular view tends to focus narrowly, however, on students learning scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical concepts about the world out there, thereby ignoring the crucial role education must play in shaping students’ attitudes and values – their inner worlds – that drive moral agency to live and work in sustainable ways. It is moral agency that empowers socially and environmentally responsible citizens to tackle global crises.

In this timely book you will read inspiring stories of how professional educators in STEM-related fields have embraced transformative learning and arts education to develop and implement integrated STEAM education programs and practices that are preparing young people with special capabilities and values to actively contribute to the sustainable development of a world in crisis.
Nicht für die Hochschule, sondern für das Leben lernen wir! Diese schon 2000 Jahre alte Forderung Senecas nach einer lebensweltorientierten und lernerzentrierten Didaktik greift der Ansatz des Forschenden Lernens auf.
Ausgehend von der Tatsache, dass sich Lernen nicht allein von den Dozent:innen aufschlüsseln, planen und erzeugen lässt, sondern es prinzipiell von den Lernenden selber abhängt, ob und was gelernt wird, spannt der vorliegende Sammelband einen thematischen Bogen von der theoretischen Diskussion über verschiedene Ansätze und Methoden angewandter Praxisforschung im Studium bis hin zu ganz alltäglichen Fragen aus Sicht von Dozierenden, Studierenden und auch Einrichtungen der Praxis. Die hier versammelten Beiträge zeigen in Theorie, Methode und Anwendung deutlich auf, dass eine Professionalisierung von Studierenden und damit der Aufbau eines Forschenden Habitus nur mit einer (eigen)verantwortlichen Einbindung der Studierenden gelingen kann.
Die von Erik Ode und Michael Obermaier herausgegebene Reihe Pädagogische Diskurse vertritt die Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaften in ihrer ganzen disziplinären Breite und besteht sowohl aus Monografien als auch aus Sammelbänden. Im Zentrum stehen theoriegeleitete, methodologische sowie praxisorientierte Auseinandersetzungen mit pädagogischen Grundfragen und -problemen, mit den soziokulturellen Bedingungsgefügen von Betreuung, Erziehung und Bildung über die Lebensspanne sowie kritische Analysen ihrer institutionellen und außerinstitutionellen Orte und Praxen.
Die Bildungsfiguren der Moderne
Author: Erik Ode
Bildung und ihre Figuren – ein neuer Zugang zur pädagogischen Grundlagenforschung
Wie kann Bildung sichtbar werden? Mit vorliegendem Band wird erstmalig der Versuch unternommen, über Bildungsfiguren, als plastische und anschauliche Repräsentation pädagogischer Sachverhalte, einen neuen Zugang zur bildungstheoretischen Forschung zu legen. Was Pilger, Künstler, Neuankömmlinge oder Gastgeber im Einzelnen auszeichnet und welche Lehren bzw. didaktischen Impulse aus ihnen abgeleitet werden können, wird mit bedeutenden Denkerinnen und Denkern von Comenius und Nietzsche bis zu Hannah Arendt und Jacques Derrida in dieser Arbeit grundlegend erforscht und im wörtlichen Sinne ‚evident‘.
Volume Editor: Amani Khalaf Alghamdi
In March 2020, as the world was still baffled with the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alghamdi began documenting how teaching and learning in higher education changed its face as a result of the global health outbreak. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was first reported from Wuhan, China, and soon swept the world over. Teachers across the globe, including Saudi Arabia, began undertaking a plethora of on-the-ground work to combat and alleviate the impact of the pandemic.

Teaching in the Pandemic Era in Saudi Arabia presents to educators, parents, and other interested readers a variety of perspectives, challenges, and highlights of the teaching methods that could be useful in the era of COVID-19. Its purposes are to not only document an important time of human history, education, and the outbreak of unknown pandemics but also outline strategies to serve as insights into and predictions of the unknown future of humanity, diseases, and human learning.
Series Editors: Paul R. Carr and Gina Thésée
This book series aims to develop a field of overlapping research that crosses and integrates the domains, disciplines, subjects and themes of cultural pluralism, democracy and social justice. Each theme is taken up individually in many debates but our focus is to bring together advanced and critical analyses that transcend boundaries, languages, disciplines and theoretical and conceptual approaches. We are interested in books that can problematize cultural pluralism in relation to, with and around democracy and socio-environmental justice, especially in relation to education. Our focus on cultural pluralism is intentional, and we aim to move the debate on identity, difference and lived experience forward within a critical lens, seeking to create new, varied and meaningful discussions that go beyond the normative labels of multiculturalism and interculturalism. The literature around education for democracy that underscores political literacy, critical engagement and transformative education is also highly relevant here as is the field of social justice, which examines power relations, laws and policies, structures and experiences at myriad levels. The guiding principles for books in this series include: critical analysis; interdisciplinary; nuanced and complexified thinking; epistemological interrogation; varied research approaches; innovation; openness to international and comparative studies. The books in this series will include case studies, comparative analyses, and collaborations across linguistic, social, ethnic, racial, national, religious and gender boundaries, which may include empirical, conceptual and theoretical frameworks and analysis.
While not an exhaustive or exclusive list, some of the areas that will be of interest for this book series include: Migration, immigration and displacement; Identity and power; Globalization, neoliberalism and cultural pluralism; Critical epistemology; Democracy and diversity; Social justice and environmental justice; Media analyses and studies; Macro-sociological studies; Political ecology; Cultural diversity; Educational change.

For more information about this series or contribution, contact the editors: Paul R. Carr (, Gina Thésée ( or Aquisitions Editor John Bennett.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal please submit the following: a 500-word summary of your book proposal, including the title; focus and research questions; the connection to the book series; the theoretical and/or conceptual framework; the major themes to be explored; a draft table of contents; type of book: single author, edited, etc.; 10 keywords; a 150-word biography for each author/editor; confirmation that the contents of the book have not been published elsewhere; also include your CV.v
Series Editors: Ralf Koerrenz and Hazel Slinn
[International Board: Roger Behrens (Germany), Mirka Dickel (Germany), Norm Friesen (USA), Alex Lautensach (Canada), Euler R. Westphal (Brazil)]

The book series “Culture and Education” includes publications about both the theory and the practical implementation of education. The volumes are selected with regards to the manifold connections among different understandings of culture. At a time of the ongoing quantification and numerical comparison of education processes, the publications of this series share the idea that education is a fundamental and anthropological element of man’s culture. The different volumes of this series focus on the idea that the human being is inseparably connected to, and even dependent with and on, learning. However, learning is always realized in specific cultural contexts.
Examples of this are the relationships between education and religion, education and literature, education and politics or education and aesthetics. With this plurality of possible connections in mind, the series broaches the issue of the relationship between culture and education with regards to three distinct methodological approaches.
First, the series includes work on foundational research that becomes manifest in publications about the philosophy of education. Second, the series includes publications on fundamental ideas of education and their realization in different historical constellations and/or significant works on educational theory. Third, the series includes publications which address the relationship between culture and education from a comparative perspective. These volumes attempt to broaden the intercultural discussion on learning as an anthropological constant.
Series Editors: Leopold Klepacki and Jörg Zirfas
Mit diesem vierbändigen Werk zur Geschichte der Ästhetischen Bildung wird eine Lücke in der Geschichte der Bildung und der Pädagogik geschlossen. Die Beschäftigung mit Kunst, Schönheit, Spiel und Form hatte in allen Epochen der europäischen Geschichte zentrale Bedeutung für die Bildung des Menschen. Ästhetische Bildung war und ist dabei immer eng mit künstlerischer Produktion und ästhetischer Rezeption sowie mit Nachahmung und Kreativität verbunden. In diesem Werk werden zentrale Theorien bzw. Ideen Ästhetischer Bildung im Grundriss darstellt. Die Darstellung ist in vier Zeitabschnitte gegliedert, die Antike und das Mittelalter, die Frühe Neuzeit, die Neuzeit und die Moderne. Die zentralen Autoren werden jeweils unter biographischen und inhaltlichen Aspekten behandelt; die jeweilige Theorie ästhetischer Bildung wird im Grundriss dargestellt. Kulturwissenschaftliche Einführungen eröffnen jeweils Autoren übergreifend einen historischen Rahmen für Lebensformen, Weltanschauungen, Bildungskonzepte und ästhetische Modelle der einzelnen Epochen.>/br< >/br< This four-volume work on the history of aesthetic education fills a gap in the history of education and pedagogy. The preoccupation with art, beauty, play and form has been of central importance for human education in all epochs of European history. Aesthetic education has always been closely connected with artistic production and aesthetic reception as well as with imitation and creativity. In this work, central theories and ideas of aesthetic education are presented in outline. The presentation is divided into four periods: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the Early Modern Period, the Modern Period, and the Modern Age. The central authors are treated in each case under biographical and content-related aspects; the respective theory of aesthetic education is presented in outline. Cultural studies introductions open up a historical framework for forms of life, world views, educational concepts, and aesthetic models of the individual epochs.