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Dr. Susanne Kuger

  Kuger Habilitand/-in

Post-doc researcher

School and instruction

Educational Quality and Evaluation

Schloßstraße 29
60486 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-246



Curriculum Vitae

Current work and research priorities

  • Co-ordination of the development of context assessment questionnaires for PISA 2015
  • Development and evaluation of measurement procedures for assessing learning environments
  • Structure and conditions of home and institutional stimulation conditions
  • (Differential) effects of learning opportunities


  • Summmer semester (SS) 2013 Supporting highly gifted children in mainstream kindergartens – Analysis of existing approaches and creation of stimulating situations
  • Winter semester 2012/13 (WS) - Compensation of social disparities in early childhood pedagogy.
  • SS 2011 - Approaches in elementary and family pedagogy: Giftedness and Support of giftedness in kindergarten
  • WS 2009/10 - Empirical project work in elementary and family pedagogy
  • SS 2006 /2007 2008 - Quality of stimulation for individual children: Rating and observation procedures for assessing individual children’s daily life in kindergarten
  • WS 2005/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11 – Home environment stimulation in parent-child situations: semi-standardised observation procedure for assessing the quality of interaction.


Selected publications

  • Kuger, S. (2013). Lernumwelten von Kindergartenkindern mit besonderen Begabungen (Empirische Erziehungswissenschaft, Bd. 41). Münster: Waxmann. [Learning environments of specially gifted kindergarten children]
  • Weinert, S., Ebert, S., Lockl, K. & Kuger, S. (2012). Disparitäten im Wortschatzerwerb: Zum Einfluss des Arbeitsgedächtnisses und der Anregungsqualität in Kindergarten und Familie auf den Erwerb lexikalischen Wissens. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 40 (1), 4-25.[Disparities in lexical acquisition. On the influence of working memory and the quality of stimulation in kindergarten and at home on the  acquisition of lexical knowledge]
  • Anders, Y., Roßbach, G., Weinert, S., Ebert, S., Kuger, S., Schmidt, S. & von Maurice, J. (2012). Home and preschool learning environments and their relations to the development of early numeracy skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27 (2), 231-244.
  • Kuger, S., Sechtig, J. & Anders, Y. (2012). Kompensatorische (Sprach-)Förderung – Was lässt sich aus US-amerikanischen Projekten lernen? Frühe Bildung, 1 (4), 183-191.  [Compensatory intervention- What can we learn from US-American projects?]
    accessible at: doi: 10.1026/2191-9186/a000061.
  • Kuger, S., Kluczniok, K., Sechtig, J. & Smidt, W. (2011). Gender im Kindergarten. Empirische Datenlage zu Unterschieden zwischen Mädchen und Jungen. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 57(2), 269-288.[Gender in kindergarten. Empirical data on differences between girls and boys]

Selected talks

  • Kuger, S. (30.03.2012). Professionelles Handeln und “Gender“ im Kindergarten. [Professional action and ‚gender‘ in kindergarten] Talk, held at the conference on childhood and profession (Kindheit und Profession, Konzepte, Befunde und Konturen eines Forschungsprogramms), Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • Kuger, S., Smidt, W. & Roßbach, H.G. (27.08.2012). Process quality in preschool - comparing assessment on individual child level and on classroom level. Talk held at the Biennial Meeting EARLI SIG 5 Learning and Development in Early Childhood: Researching Development, Learning and Well- Being in Early Childhood, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Smidt, W., Kuger, S. & Roßbach, H.G. (28.08.2012). Children’s everyday activities and the role of preschool teachers in German preschools. Talk held at the Biennial Meeting EARLI SIG 5 Learning and Development in Early Childhood: Researching Development, Learning, and Well-Being in Early Childhood, Utrecht, The Netherlands. [Scholarly Event]
  • Kuger, S., Kluczniok, K., Große, C. & Roßbach, H.-G. (2011). Anregungsbedingungen während der Kindergartenzeit: Stabilität pädagogischer Qualität. [Stimulation conditions in kindergarten. The stability of pedagogical quality] Talk given at the 13th meeting of the section for pedagogical psychology, DGP. Erfurt, 14th  - 16th September.
  • Kuger, S., Kluczniok, K. & Sechtig, J. (2011). The discussion on ‘gender’ in preschool education – some empirical foundations. Talk given at the 14th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction "Education for a Global Networked Society". Exeter, England, 30. August - 3. September 2011.
  • Kuger, S. & Roßbach, H.-G. (2011). Educational Quality in Preschool: A Longitudinal Perspective on Stability During the Years of Early Child Care Attendance. Talk given at the Annual ECER International Workshop in Oxford, May 19th -20th.

Functions held in boards and for journals

Expert reviewer for

  • Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie
  • Frühe Bildung
  • Early Childhood Research Quarterly
  • International Journal of Early Childhood



  • Junior Researchers of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • Associate member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (German Society for Educational Science, DGfE)
  • Associate member of the Commission for Early Childhood Pedagogy, Section Social Pedagogy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (PdfK)
last modified Apr 26, 2017