History of DIVERSITAS
2015: A growing number of refugees in Hanover, Germany and worldwide leads to an intensification of the discussion about migration and nationalism.
Teacher’s education is changing and adapts more to need of diversity. A pilot lecture will be held during the winter term in 2015/16. From winter 2016/17 the modul “Diversity awareness in an inclusive school” will be obligatory for every student doing a teacher’s career.
2014: The cooperation between DIVERSITAS and ZEB Wolfbsurg/ ARUG Braunschweig launches the project PRO Demokratie under the stewardship of Florian Grawan.
2013: Publication of the DIVERSITAS textbook Diversity Education by Hauenschild/Robak/Sievers (Eds.) at Brandes & Apsel.
2012: DIVERSITAS becomes part of the departemnt of adult education at the faculty of professional and adult education (IfBE)
2011: Steffi Robak becomes professor for professional education and intercultural learning.
Establishment of the minor subject Diversity Education- Intercultural Education and Consluting for BA Special Education
Renaming of AG Interpäd into diversitAS; further thematic focus points on Diversity
2010: Growing interest in the seminars conering intercultural consulting by Helga Gundlach. An increasing demand of students, that do not aspire a teaching profession, for the same topic.
2009/10: Conceptual development and filing of a petition for an Interpäd Center.
Project Educationally successful Transmigrants by Griese, Sievers and Schulte
2009: Establishment of the own book series Education in a global society at Brandes & Apel.
2008: diversitAS becomes an own fund and takes over the coordination of its own projects. Introduction of a new logo.
Move to the ‘Secluded castle’ in Moore 11A
2007: Development of a minor subject Intercultural Pedagogy within the BA Special Education
2005: 20th anniversary.
The institutes for lower teachers profession move to Hildesheim. Introducing BA/MA system.
Founding and reorgnaisation of the Faculty of Humanities. This structural change concerns the departemnts of Educational, Political and Social Science, Philosophy, Languages, and History.
2003/04: intensified cooperation with the department of Special Education. New members are Rolf Werning, Birgit Lütje-Klose, Jessica Löser
The importance of multilingualism within diversitas increases as Inci Diriam and later Hans Bickes receive a junior prosfessorhip in school pedagogy, that explicitly researches teaching and learning among student with migration background.
2002/03: Development and implentation of the certificate Intercultural Pedagogy as a further qualification for students of educational science
1985 – 2002: Asit Datta is head of the working group.
2002: Harry Noormann becomes new chait person for InterPäd.
New cooperation with the university of Bolu/Turkey.
1999/200: New focus in sustainable development und sustainable education.
Since 1998: certification of the participation within further qualifaication seminars for student of teaching professions
1997: Introduction of the recognized name AG Interpäd (working group for Intercultural Pedagogy)
1990 - 1992: The work of the group recieves increasing attention, whcih leads to a renaming in Learning Field Intercultural Learning and Development Pedagogy.
1989/92: Increasing interest in the subjects of migration, integration and interculture in Germany. Researcher Hartmut Griese, who is an expert in that field, becomes a member. 1989: Establishing of the optional subject Third-World Pedagogy and Intercultural Education Wihthim the study course Adult Education/ Extracurricular Education.
1985: Foundation of the Learnsing Field Thrid World by Gertrud Achinger (Sociology), Ulrich Becker (Ev. Theology), Asit Datta (Eductaional Science), Horst Siebert (Professional and Adult Eductaion)