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Indians in Karlsruhe – survey and development of teaching material for primary school


This was my M.A./ 1st State Exam thesis project.

It was supervised by Dr. Eckhard Thomale and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Havva Engin at the University of Education Karlsruhe.

The first part of the project aimed at investigating Indians living in Karlsruhe as a local visible minority group with the help of a questionnaire, participant observation and conversations, and analyzing the image of India(ns) presented in selected school- and children’s books. In the second part of the project, a plan for an inquiry project and some teaching materials was created. It aimed at portraying the diversity of India more fully without overstraining primary school children’s capabilities, by emphasizing direct contact to Indians and searching traces of Indian influences in Karlsruhe