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National Associations and Networks

General management role of DIPF in national co-operation projects and associations

DIPF collaborates with many national institutions in extensive networks and associatons and in many cases, it acts as a leading prtner organisation.

The following co-operation partners and co-operation projects are systematically presented according to the five Departments of DIPF (Mission Statement).

Information Center for Education

The online information portals offered by DIPF constitute an important infrastructural service for education in Germany. Nearly all of the portals the Information Center for Education has set up and maintains are presented in co-operation with external institutions.

For instance, the German Education Server presents a list of its consortial partners, editorial partners, partnering institutions and projects on a special website, i.e. Partners. The German Education Portal also benefits from its collaboration with many co-operation partners, all of which deliver their data to the German Education Index.
The director of the Information Center for Education, Prof. Dr. Marc Rittberger, holds a professorship at Hochschule Darmstadt (university of applied sciences).

Selected important co-operation partners

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences
Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)
Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ)
Deutscher Bibliotheksverband (DBV). Expertengruppe Bibliothek und Schule (only in German)
German National Library
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis (DGI) (only in German)
Stiftung Lesen (only in German)

Library for Research on Educational History

In the case of the Library for Research on Educational History, co-operations focus on collaborations with Humboldt University, Berlin, in the field of educational history, and collaboration with the DGfE in terms of expert communication in its section for the history of education.

Selected important co-operation projects

Historische Bildungsforschung online (only in German)
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bibliographie Bildungsgeschichte) (only in German)

Department of Educational Governance

The most relevant co-operations held by the Department of Educational Governance can be found in the fields of national educational reporting, local educational monitoring and the promotion of young scientists and researchers.

The Department's director, Prof. Dr. Kai Maaz, holds a professorship at the Department of Sociology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt.

Selected important co-operation partners and projects

Nationale Bildungsberichterstattung

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (only in German)
Higher Education Information System (HIS)
Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut an der Universität Göttingen (only in German)
Statistische Ämter des Bundes und der Länder

Kommunales Bildungsmonitoring

Lernen vor Ort (only in German)
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Stiftungsverbund „Lernen vor Ort“ (only in German)
Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE) (only in German)
Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (only in German)
Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland
A Study Programme for Supporting Doctoral Projects in Empirical Educational Research

Department of Educational Quality and Evaluation

Co-operative activities of the Center for Research on Educational Quality and Evaluation are marked by co-operations with universities and other science institutions in the domains of school (achievement) research, school evaluation, fundamental research on schools and in large evaluation studies and large scale assessments.

The Center’s director, Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme, holds a professorship at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main (Empirical Educational, Socialisation and Gender Studies).

Selected important co-operation partners and projects

PISA 2009
IPN – Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
TUM - School of Education
Zentrum für internationale Bildungsvergleichsstudien


University Duisburg-Essen, Department of Instructional Psychology
Competence Models for Assessing Individual Learning Outcomes and Evaluating Educational Processes
Development of a competence model for geographical systems competence
Co²Ca / Conditions and Consequences of Classroom Assessment

Studie zur Entwicklung von Ganztagsschulen

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (only in German)
Institut für Schulentwicklungsforschung (only in German)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Studie zur Entwicklung von Ganztagsschulen (only in German)

Department of Education and Human Development

Co-operations are mainly held in the context of the IDeA Center for individual development, focusing on two research priorities, i.e. 1. Ontogenesis of individual cognitive, motivational and volitional competencies of successful learning and 2. Optimising the acquisition of individual competencies by taking individual developmental stages into account.
The director, Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn, is a member of the Scientific Board of the IDeA Center.

Selected important co-operation partners and projects

IDeA – Center for Research on Individual and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk
Institute of Psychology; Goethe-University
Sigmund-Freud-Institut (only in German)
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
University Hildesheim
Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung
University Konstanz
Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
Formative Evaluation of Hector Children’s Academies
IDeA-Projekt LEA

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