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Lecture series: Prof. Dr. Kroneberg on network analyses in school classes


As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg from the University of Cologne reported on the projects “The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries” (CILS4EU) and “Freundschaft und Gewalt im Jugendalter, FuGJ [Friendship and Violence During Adolescence]”.

Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg gave a talk on network analyses in school classes at the LIfBi.  

Under the lecture title “Refugees in Germany: A Research Agenda on Social Integration and Boundary Making in the School Setting”, Kroneberg presented, among other things, the project “CILS4EU”, which focuses on the analysis of friendship networks within school classes. Additionally, the guest lecturer outlined methodological approaches and their potential for the research of integration processes—in particular, the potential of network analysis. Moreover, he addressed experiences with Audio-CASI (Computer-Assisted Self Interview) in the FuGJ study and the chances of this survey method, especially regarding refugees and youths with limited knowledge of German or reading competencies in general. With this method, the text read on the computer is complemented by an audio track played through headphones. Finally, Kroneberg presented his new project, which is funded by an ERC Starting Grant. By means of ERC Starting Grants, the European Research Council (ERC) supports promising junior researchers at the beginning of their independent career. The project “Social Integration and Boundary Making in Adolescence” (2018–2020) deals with the integration of ethnic minorities and, particularly, refugees at school. Here, among other things, the effects on existing structures brought about by youths with a refugee background accessing school classes are meant to be investigated. 

The public lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, which is hosted by the LIfBi as part of project “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System” whose funding is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), will continue in the coming weeks. All dates for 2017 can be found here.