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“Refugees in Germany”: Lecture series at the LIfBi starts on November 17, 2016


As part of “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System,” a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) is hosting a lecture series entitled “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”.

This series of events, which will continue until March 2017, was launched on Thursday, November 17, 2016, with a lecture on the topic of “Differenzielle Effekte im Wortschatz- und Leseerwerb: Die Auswirkung von Mehrsprachigkeit am Beispiel von PPVT4 und ELFE II [Differential effects in vocabulary and reading acquisition: Impact of multilingualism using the example of PPVT4 and ELFE II]” by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard (University of Würzburg). The scientific community regards the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) as an international standard instrument for the analysis of lexical development; the acronym ELFE II stands for a test of reading comprehension for students in Grades 1 up to 6.

On November 24, Dr. Susanne Worbs (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) will give a talk on the topic “Die BAMF-Flüchtlingsstude 2014 – Zur Erfassung der Bildungsqualifikationen von Flüchtlingen in einer schriftlichen Befragung [The BAMF refugee study 2014: On the assessment of refugees’ educational attainment using written surveys]”. She will be followed by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Friedrichs (University of Cologne), who will talk about the topic “Probleme der sozial-räumlichen Integration von Flüchtlingen – Ergebnisse empirischer Untersuchungen [Problems of sociospatial integration of refugees: Results of empirical analyses]” on December 1. On December 8, Dr. David Schiefer (The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration) will give a lecture entitled “Herausforderungen der empirischen Erfassung der Lebenslage von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland [Challenges of empirically assessing the life situation of refugees in Germany]”. The lecture series will close this year with a contribution by Dr. Silke Schneider and Verena Ortmanns (GESIS–Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) on the topic “Computer Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Multicultural Surveys: A New Set of Survey Tools” on December 15.

All events take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the premises of the LIfBi at 3 Wilhelmsplatz, Bamberg and consist of a public lecture and subsequent discussion. The ReGES team would like to invite anybody interested in these topics to come along.

An overview of all dates for 2016 is available here.