The documentation and critical analysis of migration narratives and
representations of people with a migrant background in current Austrian
textbooks are central to the project “Migration(s) in Textbooks.”
The main research questions include the following: “Which Austrian and European migration histories are narrated in the textbooks?”, “Which stories are marginalised or even ‘forgotten’?”, “How are people with a migrant background depicted?” In this study, the widely varying perspectives of teachers and students alike on the topic of migration and their experiences with textbooks are used both methodologically and analytically. Such collaboration between researchers, teachers and students is not only an innovative and promising approach in textbook research in general, but it also reduces the danger of over-emphasizing the researcher’s view of the topic.

01.03.2011 - 31.05.2013 [deutsch]