Report and presentations of the international symposium organised jointly by the Council of Europe and IRCICA, İstanbul, 30 November – 1st December 2008, ISBN 978-92-9063-201-6
Within the framework of the Council of Europe’s project titled “The Image of the Other in History Teaching”, the symposium on “Globalisation and Images of the Other: challenges and new perspectives for History teaching in Europe” was organised by the Council of Europe and IRCICA on 30 November – 1st December 2008 at Yıldız Palace, İstanbul. With nearly one hundred participants, the meeting was conducted in three parallel sessions of working groups and round-tables. The themes of the round-tables, which heard country papers, were “Globalisation and the role of History Teaching in a new context” and “Pedagogical innovations and reforms strategies with a view to taking into account globalisation in history teaching”. The Plenary session dwelt upon the issue of “Training actors of history learning” and adopted the conclusions of the meeting. The book begins with the texts of the welcoming address delivered at the opening ceremony by IRCICA Director General Dr. Halit Eren and the address by Ms. Gabriela Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport, Council of Europe, outlining the background and the objectives of the project. Then follows the overall report of the symposium. This is followed by the texts of fourteen studies and presentations.