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EMiL – Factors and mechanisms based on social and ethnic background contributing to individual learning and school success

EMiL – Factors and mechanisms based on social and ethnic background contributing to individual learning and school success

The project EMiL analyzes the importance of social and ethnic characteristics of children in primary school age in the German educational system.

Project description

School success is a matter of origin and a crucial social resource that is distributed unequally. Besides socioeconomic status, migration background represents one of the most important "risk factors" in the educational system. Based on qualitative interviews with mothers and fathers of children in primary school age, the project EMiL analyzes processes that underlie the relation of social background and school success. The interviews address family practices, attitudes and preferences of parents.

Funding

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Co-operations

Goethe University Frankfurt

Selected Publication

Betz, T. (2012). Early Childhood Education and Social Inequality: Parental Models of a "Good" Childhood. In M. Richter & S. Andresen (Eds.), The politicization of parenthood. Shifting private and public responsibilities in education and childrearing (pp. 113–126). New York: Springer.

Betz, T. (2011). Bildungsungleichheiten an Übergängen aus der Perspektive von Primarschullehrkräften, Eltern und Kindern. In D. Kucharz, T. Irion & B. Reinhoffer (Hrsg.), Grundlegende Bildung ohne Brüche (S. 43-46). Wiesbaden: VS.

Körner, R. & Betz, T. (2012). Die empirische Bestimmung der sozialen Herkunft und des Migrationshintergrunds von Kindern. Das Erhebungsinstrument der standardisierten Elternbefragung. Ergebnisbericht aus dem Projekt EMiL (EMiL WORKING PAPER Nr. 1). Frankfurt: Goethe-Universität.

Further information

Website: IDeA Center

Project management

Project details

State:
Completed projects
Duration:
2011 - 2014
Funding:
External funding
Department: Department of Education and Human Development
last modified Jul 14, 2015