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TECE Fellows Meet in Weimar and Berlin
TECE Fellows Meet in Weimar and Berlin

By Team TECE Nov 24, 2021 After many online meetings and much anticipation, Fellows in the AdB and Tisch College of Civic Life project, the Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators, …

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Investing in comprehensive civic learning is critical for the future health of our democracies as both Germany and the United States face significant challenges: structural racism, right-wing populism, polarization and mistrust of democratic institutions and the media, not to mention a strained transatlantic relationship, all exacerbated further by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators (TECE) will bring together German and U.S.-American extracurricular civic learning professionals to unlock opportunities for mutual learning and reintroduce a transatlantic dimension to the field.

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TECE Fellows Meet in Weimar and Berlin

After many online meetings and much anticipation, Fellows in the AdB and Tisch College of Civic Life project, the Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators, met for the first-time in-person from the 5th to the 14th of November, 2021 in Germany. The group of 21 Fellows and four colleagues from the partnering host organizations descended on the Europäische Jugendbildung- und Begegnungsstätte (EJBW) in Weimar first, where they spent four days, before moving on – with a stop in Erfurt on the way – to stay with another AdB member organization, the Centre Français in Berlin for the remainder of the stay.

 

 

 

Event: The Legacies of Reeducation | Oct 11

The US-led reeducation of German society in the post-World War II period is often considered the main impetus behind the foundation of “politische Bildung” in Germany. How relevant are the institutions, approaches, and theoretical influences borne of that period on civic education and society still today? As both Germany and the US struggle to reckon with systemic racism as well as their respective histories…