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Alumni of boarding secondary schools in Germany - Biographies and occupational careers

gefördert durch die DFG

Laufzeit 10/2017 - 09/2020

Boarding schools represent prominent places of school education. The study focusses two types of  boarding schools existing in Germany: the first is characterized a progressive education tradition, often combined with international offers and international student body; the second is represented by state funded boarding schools with strict performance and personality-related entrance examinations.

While few studies have been carried out on single boarding schools, no studies on alumni of exclusive boarding schools have been reported.

In this three-year qualitative study the educational biographies and professional careers as well as the orientations towards privileged education within the biographies of approx. 30-year-old graduates are to be examined. The aim is based onon the thesis that boarding schools are institutions which provide a strong secondary socialization that can decisively influence the later public and private lives of the students.

Drawing on biographical, identity and habitus theory approaches, the study adopts autobiographical-narrative Interviews with alumni of exclusive boarding schools appr. ten years after their graduation. Expert interviews with the school headmasters and monitoring questionnaires are supposed to open and to obtain further in-depth information on the field of research.

With its question, the project is situated between education and socialization research as well as training, university and professional transition and occupation research.

As a result, for the first time, information on the relevance of exclusive boarding schools for the educational and professional careers as well as the medium-term professional qualifications of the former pupils and on the educational-biographical effects of boarding school socialization can be expected.

Contact

Director

Dr. Ulrike Deppe

Student assistants

Arne Arend
Alexander Hellner, B.A.
Anna Charlotte Schweder
Lena Tohoff

Contact details

Centre for School and Educational Research
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 31
06099 Halle/Germany

phone: 0049-(0)345-5521703

e-mail:

For interested and participants

Questionnaire

Der Monitoring-Fragebogen dient dazu, erstmalig Informationen über Internatsabsolventinnen und -absolventen der Abiturjahrgänge 2006, 2007 und 2008 zu erschließen. Er beinhaltet Fragen zum Internatsbesuch, zum Bildungsverlauf, zur familiären Herkunft und zur aktuellen Lebenssituation. Die Befragung dauert ca. 20 min. mit dem Online-Fragebogen und ist selbstverständlich anonym. Ergebnisse der Befragung werden auf der Projekthomepage veröffentlicht und den Teilnehmenden auf Nachfrage zugänglich gemacht.

Autobiographical interviews

Ich interessiere mich für die Lebensgeschichten von Absolventinnen und Absolventen von Internatsgymnasien, die heute ca. 30 Jahre alt sind. Dabei sollten die Absolventinnen und -absolventen möglichst mind. ein bis zwei Jahre in einem Internatsgymnasium verbracht haben.

Bei Interesse an einer Teilnahme können Sie mich gern oder unter der Telefonnummer 0345-5521703 kontaktieren.

Die Daten des Interviews werden selbstverständlich anonymisiert und pseudonymisiert und ausschließlich für wissenschaftliche Zwecke verwendet.

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