Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1992
    Worked as a teacher in training courses for the unemployed, as a teacher at the state-approved vocational school for care assistants at the Vorwerker care homes in Lübeck (Christian social welfare agency), as head of the social sciences department for upper secondary education at the State Institute for Schools and Media (LISUM) in Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany

  • 1992
    Doctorate under Prof. Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Tillmann in education at the University of Hamburg, Germany (fellowship from the Hans Böckler Foundation)

  • 1993 – 2002
    Research associate at the Department of School Pedagogy (University of Hamburg)

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Hamburg (Habilitation fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG); subject: general education and teaching and research on schools)

  • 2001 – 2002
    Interim professor (C3) of school pedagogy at the University of Vechta, Germany

  • 2002 – 2003
    Professor (C3) of school pedagogy/school development at the Freiburg University of Education, Germany

  • 2003 – 2004
    Professor (C3) of secondary education pedagogy/school development at the University of Münster, Germany

  • 2004 – 2012
    Professor (C4) of general and historical educational science at the TU Berlin, Germany

  • since 2012
    Professor (W3-S) of historical educational research at the Humboldt University of Berlin and director of the Research Library for the History of Education (BBF) at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

Selected publications

  • Reh, Sabine/Berdelmann, Kathrin/Dinkelaker, Jörg (eds.) (2015): Aufmerksamkeit: Zur Geschichte, Theorie und Empirie eines pädagogischen Phänomens. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

  • Reh, Sabine/Berdelmann, Kathrin/Scholz, Joachim (2015): Der Ehrtrieb und unterrichtliche Honorierungspraktiken im Schulwesen um 1800 – Die Entstehung des Leistungs-Dispositivs. In: Schäfer, Alfred/Thompson, Christiane (eds.): Leistung. Paderborn: Schöningh. pp. 37-60.

  • Berdelmann, Kathrin/Reh, Sabine (2015): Adressierung durch den Raum – (Lieblings-)Plätze in der Schule. Eine fotoethnographische Exploration. In: Alkemeyer, Thomas/Kalthoff, Herbert & Rieger-Ladich, Markus: Bildungspraxis. Körper – Räume – Objekte. Weilerswist: Velbrück Wissenschaft. pp. 183-205.

  • Reh, Sabine / Füssel, Hans-Peter (eds.) (2014). Recht und moderne Schule. Beiträge zu ihrer Geschichte. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.

  • Reh, Sabine (2014): Can we discover something new by looking at practices? Practice theory and the history of education. In: Encounters in Theory and History of Education 15, pp. 183–207. (Online: DOI 10.15572/ENCO2014.10).

  • Reh, Sabine/Temel, Robert (2014): Observing the Doings of Built Spaces. Principles of an Ethnography of Materiality. In: Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung (HSR), Special Issue Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Towards Integrating Qualitative, Quantitative and Cartographic Approaches, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 167-180.

  • Tervooren, Anja/Engel, Nicolas/Göhlich, Michael/Miethe, Ingrid/Reh, Sabine (eds.) (2014): Ethnographie und Differenz in pädagogischen Feldern. Internationale Entwicklungen erziehungswissenschaftlicher Forschung. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag (Online: DOI 10.14361/transcript.9783839422458).

  • Reh, Sabine/Rabenstein, Kerstin (2013): Die soziale Konstitution des Unterrichts in pädagogischen Praktiken und die Potentiale qualitativer Unterrichtsforschung. Rekonstruktionen des Zeigens und Adressierens. In: Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 59th issue, no. 3, pp. 291-307.

  • Idel, Till-Sebastian/Rabenstein, Kerstin/Reh, Sabine (2012): Symbolic Constructions, Pedagogical Practices and the Legitimation of All-Day Schooling from a Professional Perspective: Tendencies Towards Familialization in All-Day Schools. In: Andresen, Sabine/Richter, Martina (eds.): The Politicization of Parenthood. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 213-220 (Online: DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2972-8_16).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Scientific Information Service in Pedagogy and Educational Science (funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)), since 2015

  • IRiK – Institutional Risk Constellations of Sexual Violence in Family-related Pedagogical Contexts (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)), 2013-2015

  • Schools in times of change (Schule im Wandel V): Ideas, actors, knowledge – Comprehensive schools in Hesse as seen in their district-wide implementation in Wetzlar from the 1970s to the present, 2013-2015

  • Student Newspapers in the Context of Grammar School Cultures in the 1950s and 1960s in West Germany: Artefacts of the culture of academic-track secondary schools and changes in their significance (PAUSE) (funded by the DFG), 2012-2015

  • GemSe – Sense of Community and Social Heterogeneity in the First Year of School Enrolment in Reform-oriented Secondary Schools (funded by the BMBF), 2011-2013

  • KEG – Co-operative development partnership of two all-day primary schools (funded by the BMBF), 2010-2013

  • LUGS – Developing teaching and a culture of learning in all-day schools. Reconstructions for transforming teaching and learning in schools (funded by the BMBF and the European Science Foundation (ESF)), 2005-2009

    Deputy chair of the advisory board to the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI), a member of the Leibniz Association, since 2015

  • Member of the external advisory board to the Centre for Teacher Training and Educational Research (CeLeB) at the University of Hildesheim, since 2015

  • Member of the advisory board to the Deutsche Comenius Gesellschaft (German Comenius Society), since 2015

  • Member of the Commission for Training and Education, Children and Youth of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), since 2014

  • Member of the board of directors of the German Educational Research Association (DGfE), since 2010 (deputy chair 2012–2013, chair 2013–2014)

  • Co-editor of the journals Zeitschrift für Pädagogik (Journal of Pedagogy) and Zeitschrift für interpretative Schul- und Unterrichtsforschung (Journal of Interpretive Research on Schools and Instruction), since 2012

  • Member of the advisory board to the journal Die Deutsche Schule“ (DDS) (The German School), since 2012

  • Member of the advisory board to the Institute for School Quality of the Federal States of Berlin and Brandenburg (ISQ), since 2008

Media coverage

  • Peer reviewer for various journals, such as the Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft (ZfE) (Journal of Education), and for research institutions (German Research Foundation (DFG), German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Pro*Niedersachsen (for Lower Saxony), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Austrian Research Association (ÖFG), etc.)


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