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Panel of Teacher Education Students enters final project phase: focus on impact of Corona related school closures

The third and final phase of the "Panel of Teacher Education Students" project (Lehramtsstudierendenpanel, LAP) will begin in July 2021. The Corona pandemic will have an influence on the study's further research focus: this will now be--amongst other things--on the medium-term effects of the school closures on the teachers and their teaching activities. Another focus is on interviewing people who entered the teaching profession through a lateral entry.

Digital teaching concepts during the pandemic did not only bring massive challenges for the students. Teachers also had to adapt their teaching concepts and methods. The LAP study took this as an opportunity during the second project phase (January 2019 to June 2021) to develop and use its own questionnaire for target persons of the LAP as part of an additional survey on the Corona pandemic (NEPS-C). The focus was on the use of digital media and the teachers' self-efficacy expectations regarding teaching with digital media.

For the third project phase, this means that the LAP questionnaire on the digitisation of teaching will now be continued to explore the short-term and also the medium-term effects of school closures on teachers and their teaching practices. In the final phase of the project, the focus will also be on people who have entered the teaching profession through a lateral entry. While their path to the teaching profession can be traced with the data, the group will be asked questions in particular about their motivation for entering the teaching profession late in life. At the end of the project in June 2023, a results conference is planned. Major research findings will be discussed with participants from educational policy and practice and will be made accessible to the general public.

Background and data access
Within the framework of the LAP project, student teachers are accompanied from the beginning of their studies until well into their professional careers. The study aims to expand the data on teacher education in Germany. To this end, a wide range of questions on all phases of teacher education are answered in the form of an additional study to the National Education Panel's (NEPS) Start Cohort 5 "Students" (SC5). The data of the SC5 of the NEPS and thus also the database obtained within the framework of LAP are regularly made available to the national and international research community in the form of Scientific Use Files by the LIfBi Research Data Centre. 


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