Short CV/Education and training

  • 1964 – 1967
    Teacher certification training for German primary and secondary schools

  • 1967 – 1970
    Teaching at the above-mentioned types of schools

  • 1977
    PhD in pedagogy from the University of Hannover, Germany, and pedagogical lecturer at the Pedagogical University of Hannover; concomitantly, further studies in pedagogy, sociology, German philology and history at the University of Hannover

  • 1986
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in pedagogy at the University of Hannover, senior lecturer at the University of Hannover

  • 1986 – 1987
    Research year at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) Bielefeld, Germany, on the topic: "Citizenship, the upper middle class and bourgeois society?"

  • 1988 – 2001
    Professor of pedagogy at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, Koblenz Campus

  •  
    Offer of a professorship at the University of Jena, Germany; declined

  • Since 2001
    Professor of pedagogy at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • Since 2010
    Lower-Saxony professorship – Research at 65 and beyond

Selected publications

  • Gymnasium und Gesellschaft im Vormärz. Neuhumanistische Einheitsschule, städtische Gesellschaft und soziale Herkunft der Schüler, Göttingen 1980.

    Das deutsche Gymnasium, 1780-1980, Frankfurt/M. 1984.

  • [mit Peter Lundgreen und Karl Ditt] Bildungschancen und soziale Mobilität in der städtischen Gesellschaft des 19. Jahrhunderts, Göttingen 1988.

    Geschlechtscharakter und Pädagogik: Mathilde Vaerting (1884-1977). In ZfPäd 33, 1987, S. 475-489.

  • Bildung und Bürgerlichkeit. In: Jürgen Kocka (Hg.): Bürgertum im 19. Jahrhundert. Deutschland im europäischen Vergleich, München 1988, Bd. 3, S. 45-73.

  • [mit H.-Elmar Tenorth] Themenschwerpunkt: Frauenforschung; Zeitschrift für Pädagogik 38, 1992, Heft 6.

  • Bewegungs- oder Wissenschaftsorientierung in der Koedukationsdebatte – ein segregierter Diskurs? In: ZfPäd 44, 1998, S. 263-271.

  • Biographieforschung und Frauenforschung. In: Heinz-Hermann Krüger und Winfried Marotzki (Hg.): Handbuch erziehungswissenschaftlicher Biographieforschung. Opladen 1999, S. 455-469.

  • [mit Marianne Horstkemper] Reflexive Koedukation in der Schule. Evaluation eines Modellversuchs zur Veränderung von Unterricht und Schulkultur. Mainz 1999.

  • Was will denn eigentlich die ältere Generation mit der jüngeren? In: Neue Sammlung 44, 2004, S. 283-297.

  • [mit Walburga Hoff] Professionalität, Generation und Geschlecht: Frauen und Männer im Schulamt an Gymnasien. In: ZfPäd 51, 2005, S. 695-712.

  • [mit Jörg Schlömerkemper] Bildungsforschung und Bildungsreform. Heinrich Roth revisited. 9. Beiheft der Zeitschrift "Die Deutsche Schule". Weinheim 2007.

  • [mit Regina Bendix] Fremde Blicke, eigene Wahrnehmungen. Methodische Erweiterungen in der qualitativen Schulforschung. In: Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft 14, Heft 1, 2011, S. 141-161.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Private school development (funding from the Ministry for Science, Research and Arts/Volkswagen Foundation), 2010-2015

  • MWK 'Homeschooling in the period from 1949-1975' project, together with Prof. Dirk Schumann, 2010-2012

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) 'School culture' project, together with Prof. Regina Bendix, 2007-2011

  • Involvement in the DFG 'Generational history', research training group, since 2004

  • DFG project: 'The body in National Socialist education', 2003 – 2006

  • DFG project: 'Female headmasters at German grammar schools (1950-1997)', 1998 – 2002

  • DFG project: 'Childraising and Tradition. Processes of transmission in families', 2001 – 2002

  • BLK project: 'Coeducation', 1992 – 1998

  • DFG project: 'The introduction of coeducation. A study of educational history at selected grammar schools in the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate', 1991 – 1995

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of German Research Foundation (DFG) review board 109 (educational research), since 2008

  • Advisor for the annual report on "Women's and gender studies in educational research", since 2008

  • Member of the advisory board, Chemie im Kontext (Chemistry in Context), 2006 – 2008

  • Advisor to the university archives of the University of Göttingen, Germany, 2005 – 2010

  • Member of the executive committee of the Comenius Institute, since 2002

  • Member of the executive committee of the German Pedagogical Society (DGfE), 1998 – 2005

  • German Pedagogical Society, since 1980, Membership in the following sections:

    1) Historical education research, biographical studies (member of the executive committee from 1996 – 2002)

    2) General pedagogy, women's and gender studies (section chair from 1990 – 1994)

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