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LIfBi thanks two distinguished experts in inequality research, Professor Erikson and Professor Müller

10/4/2017

On September 27 and 28, 2017, the 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was held in Bamberg.

The outgoing Board members Professor Robert Erikson (left) and Professor Walter Müller (right) received a picture from the NEPS Drawing Contest 2015 as a thank-you for their long-standing commitment of scientifically monitoring the NEPS and LIfBi.

Emotional stability and articulateness increase the chances of finding a job after unemployment

9/28/2017

Many people know from experience that, apart from having good grades or relevant work experience, a pleasant personality or an intelligent appearance will also affect successful job-hunting. In a current investigation, Dr. Timo Gnambs of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories relates individual characteristics to the duration of adults’ job searches until they are successful. In fact, the study shows that emotional stability and high articulateness make the job search easier and, consequently, also shorten periods of involuntary unemployment.

When answers are estimated by rule of thumb: The analysis of estimated values in surveys

9/21/2017

In the 2009/2010 survey waves of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), roughly 70% of adult respondents replied to the question about their income with an approximate value—a common phenomenon also in other surveys. This distortion of the actual income distribution has a negative influence on the accuracy of the statistical analysis and relating conclusions. Dr. Sabine Zinn and Dr. Ariane Würbach of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories have developed a statistical model that allows researchers to make reliable statements about the actual income distribution even in the case of values rounded not at random.

 

In mourning for Prof. Dr. Volker Stocké

8/28/2017

Unexpectedly, Prof. Dr. Volker Stocké has passed away at the age of 51.

First successfully completed vocational training at LIfBi

8/21/2017

LIfBi congratulates first apprentice to complete vocational training at the Institute.

Summer School of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)”

8/4/2017

The third Summer School of the Priority Programme 1646 "Education as a Lifelong Process"—funded and initiated by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)—on “Longitudinal Analyses in Educational Research" took place on July 31–August 4 in cooperation with the LIfBi.

6th Workshop on analysis of incomplete data (AID) with focus on strategies for public data providers

7/24/2017

The 6th workshop on the analysis of incomplete data (AID) held at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on July 19, 2017, illustrated the different strategies that a public data provider can adopt—namely, to either provide the tools for imputing within the analysis, or to impute first and then analyze.

Festive farewell for Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach

7/3/2017

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the University of Bamberg bid farewell to the former Director of the Institute and Chair of Early Childhood Education with a joint ceremony in the auditorium of the university celebrating his retirement.

Crucial decision by LIfBi Board of Trustees at its 12th meeting on June 27, 2017

6/27/2017

Chaired by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, the LIfBi Board of Trustees convened for their 12th meeting on June 27, 2017. The interim Director of LIfBi, Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz, gave her report on the developments of the Institute since the Board of Trustees’ last meeting in March 2017. The committee cleared the way for a fresh start of the joint appointment procedure together with the University of Bamberg to fill the position of LIfBi Director. The Board of Trustees also expressed its support for the upcoming appointment or tenure procedures for professorial heads of LIfBi Departments, especially Departments 2 and 3.

INSIDE: Kick-off meeting of German Federal States in Berlin

6/23/2017

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.

Context effects? It depends! Guest lecture on spatial context effects at educational transitions

6/22/2017

Dr. Katarina Weßling, University of Cologne, talks about the relations between context characteristics and transitions to secondary education, vocational training, higher education, and the labor market.

Dr. Katarina Weßling talks about context effects at educational transitions at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

International collaboration in the area of metacognition

5/15/2017

Dr. Vered Halamish from Bar-Ilan-University, Israel, visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) for three days in early May. The guest visit was funded by the “German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)”. The aim of this meeting was an exchange on the specific research experiences in the area of metacognition as well as an exploration of concepts for possible collaborative projects.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz (left) and Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt (right) in conversation with Dr. Vered Hamish.

How are children affected by their parents’ separation?

5/5/2017

On May 05, 2017, Dr. Sandra Krapf (University of Cologne), gave a talk on “Post-separation families and child outcomes” at the LIfBi in Bamberg.

Dr. Sandra Krapf from the University of Cologne (right) during her guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

webAtlas Educational Landscape for Upper Franconia now available online

5/3/2017

The interactive webAtlas Educational Landscape for Upper Franconia is now available from www.bilo-atlas.de. This new source of information was presented for the first time on April 27, 2017, at a joint seminar of the project “BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken (BiLO, Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia)” and the Franken-Akademie (Franconian Academy) at Castle Schney.

Guest lecture: Prof. Dr. Anne Fox-Boyer talks about application fields for TROG-D

4/19/2017

In her guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) Prof. Dr. Annette Fox-Boyer from the European University of Applied Sciences in Rostock (EUFH) presented the “Test for Reception of Grammar-Deutsch (TROG-D)”.

Prof. Dr. Annette Fox-Boyer from the European University of Applied Sciences in Rostock talked about the "Test for Reception of Grammar-Deutsch (TROG-D)" at the LIfBi.

From intermediate secondary school to university? Dr. Oliver Winkler talks about moving up within the German school system

4/12/2017

As part of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories’ (LIfBi) involvement in the National Report on Education 2018, Dr. Oliver Winkler (Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg) was invited for a guest lecture as an expert on downward and upward mobility during the school career. On April 7, 2017, he gave a presentation on the topic of “Second chance education during the life course. A sequence pattern analysis of intermediate secondary school graduates making up for Abitur.”

Dr. Oliver Winkler gave a talk about the possibilities of moving up within the German school system.

Strong participation in last survey wave of the BiLO study

4/7/2017

At the beginning of March 2017, the second and last survey wave of the BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken)” came to an end. A total of 6,617 people in their various stages of life and education participated. At the closing of the survey, prizes amounting to roughly €21,000 in total were raffled and sent to the winning respondents.

LIfBi Board of Trustees paves way for further consolidation of LIfBi at 11th meeting

3/31/2017

Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz takes over interim position as LIfBi Director as of April 1, 2017.

Research exhibition “In Essence. Personalities of Research” of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences opened at the LIfBi

3/21/2017

Since March 20, 2017, the exhibition “In Essence. Personalities of Research” of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is open to the public at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). It portrays nine young researchers from various countries in an innovative way.

Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons informs herself about the work at the LIfBi

3/17/2017

During her visit at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons, Department of Education at the University of Oxford, informed herself about the work at the Institute and the usage of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

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