YEAR 2019

How to interview refugees from countries with low literacy rates?

12/19/2019

Standardized surveys of refugees pose a variety of methodological challenges. It was not only the translation of survey instruments into the various languages of origin that proved to be difficult in the ReGES study. Challenges also occurred with the choice of survey type where origin-specific characteristics had to be taken into account.

PISA 2018: Results of the current round of surveys were the subject of a nationwide symposium in Berlin

12/12/2019

The results of the seventh PISA study with a focus on literacy were the subject of a nationwide symposium on December 12 in Berlin. LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt is co-author of the study and participant in the panel discussion Promoting reading in schools at the secondary level from the perspective of digitalization and digital reading, disparities, and multidimensional educational goals.

© Centre for International Student Assessment

“Growing Up in Europe“: Insights into the development of the first trans-European panel study on the adolescence of children and teenagers

12/10/2019

How are children and adolescents doing in Europe? How do they perceive their living conditions and how do they look at education and health in different countries? The first trans-European longitudinal study will explore these questions from the perspective of adolescents. Prof. Dr. Gary Pollock of Manchester Metropolitan University presented the progress of the project at the LIfBi Lectures.

Prof. Dr. Gary Pollock presents the concept of EuroCohort at the LIfBi Lectures.

Approval from the Ministry of Education for the second INSIDE survey in schools has been granted

12/1/2019

Since mid-November, the approvals of the Ministries of Education of the Federal States have been available for the second survey in the LIfBi project “INSIDE–Inclusive Education in Lower Secondary Schools in Germany”. This will allow the surveys that have been prepared for the 2019/2020 school year to take place as planned.

What defines "first-generation students" and leads to their success

11/29/2019

What are the characteristics of people who come from a nonacademic background but are themselves pursuing an academic career such as a degree and doctorate? What is special about this group, which is also called "first-generation students"? On November 26, 2019, sociologist Friederike Schlücker from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories presented research results from a nationwide study at the TU Berlin and discussed—as part of the First Generation Day—what special support services at universities are possible and reasonable.

Administrative Committee of the Leibniz Association elects Dr. Robert Polgar as Deputy Spokesperson

11/28/2019

Dr. Robert Polgar was elected Deputy Spokesperson of the Administrative Committee of the Leibniz Association. "The election is a sign of confidence by the administrative colleagues of the Leibniz Association. I am very pleased to accept it and look forward to actively supporting the work of the Administrative Committee in this role", said Robert Polgar, Executive Director of Administration at LIfBi since July 1, 2014. He takes up office as of November 28, 2019.

"LIfBi Research Affiliate" honorary status awarded for the first time

11/22/2019

The Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, awarded 27 scientists the honorary status of LIfBi Research Affiliate in September.

Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt hands over the certificate to Prof. David Kaplan, Ph.D.

Are all boats rising? 4th International NEPS Conference with guest lecture by Eric A. Hanushek

11/12/2019

On November 7-8, 2019, the international NEPS conference took place for the fourth time at LIfBi. Guest speaker was Prof. Eric A. Hanushek from Stanford University, one of the most renowned education economists in the world today. Once again, this year, prizes were awarded for outstanding works based on NEPS data. The award-winning entries deal with, among other things, school-related helplessness that may be experienced by students with poorer performance and also with the effects that higher education can have on health and wages.

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Prof. Eric A. Hanushek during his keynote lecture at the 4th NEPS conference

ZEIT ranks Gundula Zoch among 100 most important young East Germans

11/11/2019

To commemorate the anniversary of the regional edition "ZEIT im Osten" (No. 46/2019), the editors present 100 young East Germans up to the age of 40, who they believe "will be making headlines soon". Among them is LIfBi employee Dr. Gundula Zoch.

More Space! Conference on “Education and Space” at LIfBi

11/7/2019

The conference "Education and Space" took place on November 6 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. The focus was on questions and findings of empirical educational research from a spatial perspective. The opening lecture by Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell offered an exciting introduction to the challenges of data protection law.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell gave the keynote lecture at the conference "Education and Space".
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