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Claudia Lechner, Anna Huber, and Bernd Holthusen, DJI Munich, round off lecture series “Refugees in Germany—Educational Trajectories and Social Integration“

3/10/2017

To round off the lecture series at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Claudia Lechner, Anna Huber, and Bernd Holthusen from the German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, DJI) in Munich presented their study “Unaccompanied and accompanied underage refugees—life situations, needs, experiences, and perspectives from the youths’ point of view”. The lecture shed light on methodological challenges and results of the first survey wave.

Claudia Lechner, Anna Huber, and Bernd Holthusen (from right) from the DJI in Munich gave a talk at the LIfBi about the situation of unaccompanied and accompanied underage refugees.

When children with special educational needs have problems with their peers—comparison of inclusive and special needs classes

3/7/2017

Prof. Susanne Schwab (University of Wuppertal, North-West University South Africa), Prof. Markus Gebhardt (TU Dortmund University), Prof. Marco Hessels (University of Geneva, North-West University South Africa), and Lena Nusser (University of Bamberg) investigated this topic on the basis of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS Starting Cohort 3).

Professor Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., visits the LIfBi

2/24/2017

A lively scientific exchange was the primary focus of the 3-day visit by Prof. Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work & London School of Economics, at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Members of SPD Bamberg county district council visit LIfBi

2/22/2017

Local politicians define political usefulness of educational research as their key expectation.

Members of SPD Bamberg county district council with LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach (4th on left) as well as LIfBi staff.

Lecture series: PD Dr. Katrin Lindner talks about possibilities of diagnostic language tests for children and youths with a refugee background

2/16/2017

As guest lecturer in the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, PD Dr. Katrin Lindner from the Institute for German Philology, Department I–German, Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Studies, German as a Foreign Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) talked about the topic “Diagnostic Language Tests of Children with a Refugee Background Aged between 4 and 17 Years” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

In her lecture, PD Dr. Katrin Lindner gave an overview of various methods for diagnostic language tests of children and youths with a refugee background.

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.

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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).
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