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Education Through Language and Writing – BiSS

Education through Language and Writing (Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift, BiSS) is a research and development programme, in which groups of child day care centres and schools work together closely in order to exchange their experiences and to implement coordinated language education measures.

Project Description

In this programme, the language education of children and youths will be scientifically assessed together with respective measures introduced by the federal states to promote language, reading skills, and their diagnosis, which will be evaluated and further refined regarding their effectiveness and efficiency. In addition, the programme supports the necessary further education and continuing qualification of child care personnel and teachers.

BiSS is a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF), the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend – BMFSFJ) as well as the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz – KMK) and the Conference of the Ministers of the Länder for Youth and Family Affairs (Konferenz der Jugend- und Familienminister – JFMK). The Mercator-Institute for the Promotion of Language Learning and German as a Second Language (Mercator-Institut für Sprachförderung und Deutsch als Zweitsprache) together with the research domain Intercultural Learning at the University of Cologne, the German Institute for International Educational Research  and the Humboldt-University in Berlin in cooperation with the Institute for Quality Development in Education (IQB) as responsible consortium take on the scientific organisation and overall coordination of the programme.

At DIPF, the Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn, is the responsible member of the consortium. The tasks of the DIPF within the consortium include consultancy with regard to content in elementary education, setting up an information and communication platform as well as management and further development of toolboxes: therein, information on the diagnostic instruments and supportive measures (tools) used is made available to the participating groups on a central server. The Department for Education and Human Development and the Information Center for Education cooperate in this process. At DIPF, the overall coordination of these tasks rests with Dr. Cora TitzSabrina Geyer, Anna Ropeter, Hanna Wagner und Susanne Weber are scientific staff members. Axel Kühnlenz coordinates the set-up of the information system, Dr. Christian Richter is the system administrator; Christine Schuster is responsible for the editorial side of the platform.

The information and communication platform http://biss-sprachbildung.de went online in 2014.

Funding

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Project management

Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn

Project team

Project Details

State:
Current projects
Duration:
04/2013 – 2019
Funding:
External funding
Departments:
Contact: Dr. Cora Titz, Academic staff
last modified Nov 24, 2017