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A Transatlantic
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Connecting US-American and German civic learning professionals

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About TECE

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.

Recent Blog Posts

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… 

 

You’re Invited: Civics in the Hot Seat | Sept 16

In this panel and interactive conversation, we will explore how increased attention toward civic education and resulting political controversies and pressures are taking shape beyond our own national contexts in Germany and the US…