Chair of Comparative Education

 

The research work of the Chair of Comparative Education focuses on the institutional context of education. At the system level, the research focuses on the structural and organizational issues of education systems in international comparison as a level of observation. Structures and regulations as framework conditions are, on the one hand, the result of educational policy decisions (at the national/regional or local level). Still, they are also the result of past historical decisions. In the context of research on the development of educational institutions, the governance of educational systems, and the national and international comparison of educational structures, projects at the Chair deal with historical-institutionalist and comparative studies on processes, contents, and facilities in educational policy. The focus is on school systems' social and institutional contexts and their effects on educational inequalities. Current research focuses include analyses of institutional change in education systems in Germany and international comparison, the effectiveness of institutional regulations, and the interface between social and education policy.

 

Two main questions determine the research: 

(1) What mechanisms explain the persistence and change of institutional arrangements in education systems?

(2) What effect do institutional arrangements in education systems and their changes have on educational inequalities?

 

In addition to qualitative research methods (especially analyses of interviews and document analyses), quantitative methods are also used. These include studies with data from official statistics on the social composition of schools and developments in school infrastructure.

The chair also offers the additional subject of Intercultural Education in the BA Educational Science. Further information can be found here: Additional topic

 

The chair is currently working on the following projects:

  • Public school developments and public-school financing policies in international comparison (Prof. Dr. Rita Nikolai, Dr. Yusuf Özdemir)
  • School infrastructure in rural and urban areas: developments after 1990 to the present (Prof. Dr. Rita Nikolai)
  • Doctoral project: Simultaneous disparities: Fatherhood and Migration (Jelena Büchner)

News

Dec. 14, 2022

Neuer Beitrag zum universitären „war for talents“ erschienen

Gemeinsam mit Nicole Luthardt vom Lehrstuhl Erwachsenen- und Weiterbildung ist von Prof. Rita Nikolai ein Beitrag erschienen zum Thema `Der universitäre „war for talents“` in der Fachzeitschrift Debatte – Beiträge zur Erwachsenenbildung.

Smartphone mit Foto eines Bücherregals im Display
Oct. 10, 2022

Neu erschienen

Zeitschriftenbeitrag zu Lehrkräfteverbänden in Australien und Deutschland in der Corona-Pandemie

Smartphone mit Foto eines Bücherregals im Display
Aug. 3, 2022

Promotionsförderung

Der Antrag von Jelena Büchner an den Innovationsfonds für Frauenförderung wurden vollumfänglich bewilligt.

Hände von mehreren Personen, die aufeinander liegen

Contact

Professor - Internationalisation Coordinator
Comparative Education

General contactinformation:

Address:
Universitätsstrasse 10
86159 Augsburg


Phone: +49 821 598 -    2847

E-Mail: katrin.schwab@uni-a.de

 

Building: D

Room: 4018

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