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Structural changes, educational reforms and conditions of school improvement

How do structural changes and reform measures impact on different levels of the education system?

At its core, research in this priority area focuses on the assessment of effects caused by structural change and reform measures at different levels of the education system, as can currently be observed in all federal states in Germany. For example, this concerns the trend to establishing a two-track secondary school system and corresponding new pathways to a higher education entry qualification, as well as changes in the school sector that can be subsumed under the term “inclusion”.

Besides their scientific relevance, findings bear an immediate impact on educational practice and educational policy making, particularly regarding an estimation of mid-term and long-term effects of individual reform measures and changes in the education system. Thereby, knowledge is made available that is essential to an efficient governance and improvement of education



Department of Educational Governance
last modified Aug 31, 2015