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Education, Democracy and Justice: Transatlantic Perspectives

German-American Seminar
at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting


Friday, April 17 2015 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM


8:30-9:00              Welcome and Introduction

Annika Wilmers (DIPF Frankfurt) and Sabine Reh (DIPF Berlin)


Origins and Perspectives
Chair: Kathrin Berdelmann (DIPF Berlin)

  • Origins of the Community School Idea in the U.S.: Jane Addams and John Dewey in Chicago, 1892 –1904
    John Puckett (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Jane Addams and Alice Salomon: Social Work as a Profession
    Rita Braches-Chyrek (University of Bamberg)
  • The adventures of traveling policy-models in education: The US-policy model as a misbehaving stranger in Europe
    Daniel Troehler (University of Luxembourg)
  • The Eclipse of Democratic Education Research
    Kenneth Howe (University of Colorado Boulder)
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-1:15  Transatlantic Panels on Education, Democracy and Justice

Four parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Factors Influencing Educational (In)Equality, Educational Policies and Educational Praxis

Chair: John Puckett (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Child poverty and educational inequality: Political ideas and educational reality in Germany and the USA
    Stefanie Greubel (Alanus University Alfter)
  • Resources and choices. How do local actors construct the school-market in an underprivileged District in Berlin
    Tilman Drope (DIPF Berlin)
  • Justice and democracy reflected by an inclusive Community Education Program. Research and Praxis
    Keely Camden, Miriam Roth Douglas (West Liberty University)
  • Embodying Deweyan Democratic Principles for International Educational Collaboration
    Deborah Seltzer-Kelly (Wabash College, Crawfordsville)
  • Towards justice and democracy in language education: Gender distinction in language learning
    Heiner Boettger (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

Educational politics from below and social-work-discourses
Tilman Kallenbach (University of Bamberg)

Workshop 2: School Cultures, Learning Environments and Democracy

Chair: Kenneth Howe (University of Colorado Boulder)

  • The Frankfurt School in North American Educational Scholarship
    Norman Friesen (Boise State University)
  • School Cultures and Differences in Germany and the USA
    Merle Hummrich (University of Flensburg)
  • The impact of a democratic learning environment on school students’ perceived well-being, classroom-climate and confidence
    Verena Young (University of Bielefeld)
  • Challenges for Teacher Education in the United States and the Socio-Cultural Context of the Work of Teaching
    Ute Kaden (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  • Protection against violence? Teaching justice and peace in an high school
    Martin Bittner (DIPF Berlin)

Workshop 3: Educational (In)Equalities: Learning Achievement and Questions of Leadership in Schools

Chair: Heinrich Mintrop (University of California Berkeley)

  • How tracking can amplify educational inequality: Primary and Secondary Effects at the Transition into Secondary School Tracks in Germany
    Hanna Dumont, Denise Klinge, Kai Maaz (DIPF Berlin)
  • Changes in Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps in International Comparison, 1964-2012
    Anna Chmielewski (University of Toronto)
  • Political Culture, Curriculum, Structure and Equity: Questions (No Answers)
    Karen Seashore (University of Minnesota Minneapolis)
  • Between facts and perceptions: A multilevel approach to leadership in challenging school environments
    Alexandra Schwarz (University of Wuppertal), Stefan Brauckmann (University of Klagenfurt)
  • Leadership in Schools in Challenging Circumstances in Germany and the USA
    Esther Dominique Klein (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Workshop 4: Assessment, Standards and Equality in Education

Chair: Wolfgang Böttcher (University of Münster)

  • Experiencing discrimination: a new approach to cross-cultural measurement
    Svenja Vieluf & Eckhard Klieme (DIPF Frankfurt)
  • Minority Language Education and Identity within Mulitculturalism and Liberalism
    Tanja Tretter (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
  • Relationships between social origins and academic achievements within US Faculties
    Jim Vander Putten (University of Arkansas Little Rock)
  • International Perspectives on Assessing Academic Learning Outcomes – Challenges and Implications for Justice in Higher Education
    Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Hans Anand Pant, Christiane Kuhn, Miriam Toepper, Corinna Lautenbach (University of Mainz and Humboldt-University Berlin)
  • Educational Inequalities and Educational Justice
    Krassimir Stojanov (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
  • Experiencing the Common Core: Dewey and the Implementation of New standards in Secondary ELA Classrooms
    Richard Ludka (Columbia University New York)
1:15 – 2:00  Lunch
3:00 Optional:

Visit to Hull House and

7:00  Dinner (at own expense)


zuletzt verändert: 18.10.2016