Posts Tagged ‘research’

Gute und intellektuelle Bücher für Jugendforschung

30. August 2011

Man liest ja viel weil man als nur Student nicht so viel zu tun hat, und ich kann die folgenden Bücher empfehlen. Ich habe die Bücher für eine BSC Studentin gelsen, der ich gerade beim schreiben ihrer BSC Thesis helfe.

Researching with Children and Young People: Research Design, Methods and Analysis – ein sehr gutes, englisches Buch wie man mit Kindern und Jugendlichen forscht, über sie, mit ihnen. Auch mit guten Anleitungen und sehr gut zu lesen. Für Zula und andere Forschungen kann ich es nur empfehlen.

„Die Qualität qualitativer Daten. Manual für die Durchführung qualitativer Interviews“ von Cornelia Helfferich, der Frau von Gerhard Frey, einem Freiburger Grünen Stadtrat, ein nettes Buch um mal so Interviews und Befragungen zu planen.

Was ist Politik?: Fragmente aus dem Nachlaß. Herausgegeben von Ursula Ludz – Papier aus dem Nachlass von Hanna Arendt. Damit man auch immer was intellektuelles zu lesen hat im Sommer oder so.

Two week in Upsala on Comparative Education: some thoughts

22. August 2011

I spent the last two weeks on a hugely interesting and stimulating seminar on comparative education in Uppsala, Sweden.

We studied in a very European atmosphere of students from Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Finland (or so), Denmark and Poland. Our lecturers came from Universities in this countries and Cyprus. So we had all the traps and possibilities shown so nicely by the auberge espaniol.

But of course we did study a lot and learn a lot, not only academically but because we had so many different styles of lecturers and so intensive discussions on the subjects with participants with very diverse backgrounds. Some oft hem going for teacher training others for more sophisticated approaches to education or more theoretical ones.

By the way, I blog this from a Swedish Rail X2000 that offers wireless internet free in every first class seat and for a small fee in the second class, on all routes not just on some like German Rail.

Swedish school system

Amongst others we had a very interesting presentation on the Swedish school system by Jessica Lindvert, Mats Wennerholm, Jenny Kallstenius from the Swedish national agency for schools (Skolverket). The agency supervises the school system, does testing and evaluations and provides the national curriculum. (more…)

Upsallalalalala

8. August 2011

Liebe Leute ich bin auf dem weg zur Ersasmus Intensive Program in Upsalla wo wir ein wenig etwas über internatioal vergleichende Bildungsforschung lernen werden (PISA und so) und hoffe ihr alle erfreut euch an diesem Lied:

Themen werden sein:

Module 1: Comparative Education – CE
Module 2: Multiculturality – MC
Module 3: Education for Democratic Citizenship – EDC

und daführ gibt es dann 10 ECTS Punkte und weil es so schön ist bin ich mit dem Zug hingefahren!

NYRIS 11 Presentation

13. Juni 2011

And here is the abstract and the slides to my presentation. I gave it at Mon 13 of June at NYRIS 11 in Turku in the stream 1 „active youth participation“

Youth councils in the German State of Baden-Württemberg (BW) and Finland

By: Sebastian Müller (University of Education Freiburg) June 14, 2011

Keywords: youth political attitudes, political participation, political behavior, democracy

What was the study about?

In both Finland and the German state of Baden-Württemberg, there are youth councils. Youth council was defined for the study as: “Elected bodies composed of people between the ages of 12 and 22, that are instituted by the local authority and deal with public policy.”

In recent years, the amount of youth councils has increased in both areas to more than 80 in BW and more than 90 in Finland. In BW, the spread of youth councils began around the mid 1990s, in Finland it began around the turn of the century. Both umbrella organizations have a working relationship since 2006, delegations visit each other annually and they participate in joint action.

There are very few scientific enquiries dealing specifically with youth councils, and up to now there was none dealing with them in both areas.

In both regions I sent out two kinds of questionnaires: one dealing with the structures and the other with attitudes of youth councilors. This questionnaire was based on the work done by Michael C. Hermann, who investigated youth councils in BW in 1995.

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What are the views of Finnish youth councilors?

7. April 2011

What do finish youth councillors think? A little glimpse into the views held by Finnish youth councillors is provided by this table on the right you find the item in the Finnish translation of the questions on the left the German original question. (more…)