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4th Annual General Meeting of NEPS

2/13/2017

On February 13, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) met in Bamberg for the fourth time. The NEPS Annual General Meeting represents scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories and different cooperating institutions. In this way, the NEPS receives expertise from different academic disciplines. The meeting focused on reinventing the process of instrument development for NEPS as well as its future development.

Vocational school students from Nuremberg learn about working methods in social research at the LIfBi

2/2/2017

On February 2, a group of nearly 20 students of the Vocational Business School Nuremberg 4 (Berufsschule Nürnberg 4) and their teachers visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) to learn about the Institute and its key working areas as well as the vocational training program for the “Specialist in Market and Social Research (Fachkraft für Markt- und Sozialforschung)”.

Vocational school students with Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Executive Director of Research at the LIfBi (3rd row, 2nd from left) as well as other LIfBi employees.

Lecture series: Wala‘ Maaitah presents project about perceived discrimination

2/2/2017

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany – Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”,  Wala’ Maaitah, doctoral candidate in the field of social psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, presented her research on perceived discrimination at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Wala‘ Maaitah gave a talk entitled “Rejection Identification Model: The Case of Middle Eastern Refugees in Germany” at the LIfBi.

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

1/30/2017

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.

Lecture series: Dr. Elisabeth Hahn talks about research project “Paths in Germany“

1/26/2017

The lecture series “Refugees in Germany – Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) started the new year with a contribution by Dr. Elisabeth Hahn, Saarland University. Hahn reported on “Paths in Germany (PaGe)”, a study analyz-ing factors that promote or inhibit the integration of people refugee backgrounds.

Dr. Elisabeth Hahn reported on “Paths in Germany (PaGe)”, a study analyzing factors promoting or inhibiting the integration of people from refugee backgrounds.

Discussion about data editing and data provision at LIfBi: Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, receive information on site

1/18/2017

Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at the University of Durham, received information about the challenges and solutions concerning data editing and data provision for the scientific community, illustrated by the example of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

The more women in a professional field, the lower their salary

1/12/2017

Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert, Head of LIfBi department “Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education”, talks with German television station WDR about the discrimination experienced by female employers when it comes to salary.

Link to report (German only)

Eckart Hohmann provides information about the principles of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

1/12/2017

The former President of the Hessian Statistical Office spoke about the “New general data protection regulation of the European Union” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser talks about “Effects of educational systems on social and ethnic educational inequality. A comparison of German Federal States based on data of the NEPS” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

1/11/2017

One of the most distinguished representatives of rational choice theory in German sociology discussed with employees of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) some first and highly controversial results generated on the basis of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) as a work in progress.

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser talked about the effects of educational systems on social and ethnic educational inequality.

Prof. Dr. Kleinert appointed member of ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review 2017 commission

1/10/2017

Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert, Head of Department Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, has been appointed to the international commission for strategic advancement of longitudinal studies in UK.

First language helps young people with migrant background when it comes to reading

1/3/2017

A current study based on data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) confirms: young people with migration background benefit from good proficiency in their first language when reading German texts.

Lecture series: Dr. Silke Schneider and Verena Ortmanns present instrument for computer-assisted measurement of educational qualifications

12/19/2016

On December 15, 2016, this year’s final event of the series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” took place: Dr. Silke Schneider and Verena Ortmanns (GESIS–Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) presented the CAMCES tool developed by them. Their lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was entitled “Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Multicultural Surveys: A New Set of Survey Tools”.  

 

Dr. Silke Schneider gave a talk on the topic “Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Multicultural Surveys: A New Set of Survey Tools” at the LIfBi.

Lecture series: Dr. David Schiefer speaks about approaches and challenges of a study on the life situations of refugees

12/12/2016

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, Dr. David Schiefer of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration, Berlin) gave a talk on the “Challenges of empirically assessing the life situations of refugees in Germany” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

 

Dr. David Schiefer of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration gave a talk on the “Challenges of empirically assessing the life situations of refugees in Germany” at the LIfBi.

Lecture series: Prof. em. Dr. Jürgen Friedrichs presents results of a study on the acceptance of refugees in Hamburg at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

12/5/2016

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, Prof. em. Dr. Jürgen Friedrichs, University of Cologne, reported on his current research projects. His lecture was entitled “Problems of the socio-spatial integration of refugees–results of empirical studies”.

At LIfBi, Prof. em. Dr. Jürgen Friedrichs reports on his current research projects.

“Atlas Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia” published

12/1/2016

Today the first result of the project “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia, BiLO (Bildungslandschaft Oberfranken), which is funded by the Upper Franconia Foundation, has been released to the press at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories.

On the premises of the LIfBi, the “Atlas Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia” was released to the press today. In the picture (from left): Johannes Hofmann, Dr. Ingrid Stöhr, Dr. Michaela Sixt, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, and Dr. Götz Lechner (all LIfBi) as well as Andreas Heuberger (TV Oberfranken) und Irmtraud Fenn-Nebel (inFranken.de).

Lecture series: Dr. Susanne Worbs reports on the BAMF Refugee Study 2014.

11/28/2016

On November 24, 2016, the second contribution to the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration“ took place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). Here, Dr. Susanne Worbs, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, BAMF) reported on a current project concerned with the life situation of people who are entitled to political asylum and recognized refugees in Germany.

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, Dr. Susanne Worbs presented results of the BAMF Refugee Study 2014 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard opens lecture series on the topic of “Refugees in Germany”

11/18/2016
On November 17, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard, Chair of Pedagogical Psychology at the University of Würzburg, visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and gave a talk on the topic “Differenzielle Effkte 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]”. His contribution thus launched the 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”, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard opened the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” at the LIfBi.

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

11/11/2016

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”.

MP Rossmann receives information about NEPS

11/4/2016
On November 2, 2016, Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, spokesperson of the working group “Education and Research” of the SPD Parliamentary Group, was informed about the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and about other studies situated at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). 
From left to right: MP Andreas Schwarz, MP Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, and Wolfgang Metzner, Third Mayor of the City of Bamberg

BiLO study enters into second round

10/25/2016
The BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO)” is starting its second survey of the Upper Franconian population this week. The objective of this wave is to record the educational choices that have been made since the first survey in the fall of last year. In total, 8,159 of the 8,765 respondents (93%) declared that they were willing to participate again.

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