EFREC enables foreign researchers dealing with reconciliation academic stays at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig (Germany). As a cultural-historical reference centre for international textbook cooperation, EFREC makes available to researchers the experience of the three bilateral textbook commissions, whose academic secretariats have been located at the Georg Eckert Institute for many years. The Institute's research library provides access to an international collection of textbooks and curricula for history, geography, social studies and politics, ethics and religion, as well as reading primers in the German language and from around the world. Many textbooks and curricula in the collections can be accessed online as fully searchable texts. The research library also contains a comprehensive collection of academic literature, including electronic books, related to textbook research and analysis.
Ana Radaković is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the History Department, Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, a Vice-president of the organization Education for the 21st century, a member of the Research Steering Committee for the project "Learning History that is not yet History II" done by the European Association of History Educators (EuroClio), and a researcher in the “Museum of the nineties” initiative. She is the author of several scientific articles and a contributor to publications regarding teaching sensitive and controversial issues from the past in post-conflict societies, challenges of teaching history for national minorities in Serbia and introducing historical thinking concepts in history curricula in the Serbian education system. In her Ph.D. thesis, she is currently working on the thesis "European Dimension and Development of Historical Consciousness in History Teaching in Serbia (1990-2020)". She assists the courses at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade: History Didactics and Initial Teacher Training. In November 2023, Ana Radaković is the guest researcher of the EFREC at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig (Germany).
Narek Manukyan is the co-founder of Paradigma Educational Foundation focusing on research and design of learning resources for active historical thinking in Armenia. He has consulted the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and The International Foundation for Electoral Systems on education policy research projects. Narek has led the development of an international upper-secondary program joint with UCL, the Armenian Government, and Cambridge Assessment International Education. He co-authored a guidebook on active historical thinking with Prof. Arthur Chapman (UCL IOE), used by 60% of teachers in Armenia. He has led the evaluation of Armenia’s national curriculum and published a peer-reviewed book chapter in Germany on policy-borrowing in Armenia’s education reforms. Presently, he works on two research projects: a post-colonial analysis of history education in Armenia and research on history teachers' perspectives, teaching objectives, and political beliefs. In December 2023, Narek Manukyan will be the guest researcher of the EFREC at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig (Germany).
Dr. Hasmik Kyureghyan (University College of London) is a co-founder and CEO of the Paradigma Educational Foundation in Armenia. She is an education researcher with fifteen years of experience in education. Hasmik has consulted projects funded by UNICEF, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank. She co-designed a national program for the professional development of teachers in Armenia with her UCL Institute of Education colleagues and led a comprehensive analysis of the teacher policies in Armenia. Hasmik recently published an article in the International Journal of Teacher Development, exploring key features of professional development programs. Her experience includes teaching in schools, designing award-winning learning resources, developing curricula, and managing educational projects. Her main research interests are in teacher professional development and learning, teacher agency and autonomy, and teacher management policies. In December 2023, Hasmik Kyureghyan will be the guest researcher of the EFREC at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig (Germany).