How is inclusion implemented at lower secondary schools in Germany? What factors contribute to its success? These are just some of the questions that are focused on in the study “INSIDE–Inclusive Education in Lower Secondary Schools in Germany”, which is carried out by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), the Institute for Educational Improvement (IQB), the University of Wuppertal (BUW), and the University of Potsdam (UP). As part of the study’s kick-off meeting in Berlin, project managers introduced the study to top-level representatives of the Ministries of Education and Cultural Affairs.
The event focused on the presentation of core aspects of the project in order to increase stakeholder commitment at executive level within the federal educational system and to draw on their expert knowledge for the project. To do so, a constructive exchange with a detailed discussion of the project and its three substudies took place: The online survey of all principals of lower secondary schools scheduled for Fall 2017 will be followed by a longitudinal survey of students attending classes that were specifically chosen and an in-depth analysis of the teaching methods in selected classes. In the course of the meeting, the survey instrumentation of the planned online survey as well as timelines and organizational procedures were mainly presented and discussed in detail.
The study is funded by the Federal Ministry of Educational and Research (BMBF).
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