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Conference 2017: educational participation on behalf of diversity – discourses, empirical approaches and areas of activity

Programme

Rapid social pluralisation processes, caused by factors like globalisation and migration, make diversity the focus of research activities more than ever. The discourse on diversity concentrates on the question of how to appropriately address social diversity in politics, law, economics, and the educational field. Diversity is considered as a result of social construction processes. From this perspective, differences are created and reproduced by practices of “doing difference”. The analysis of social differences and discrimination has to include a critique of power, an examination of references to “the others” in the context of relationships of power and dominance. Discrimination mechanisms work in a context of normative notions, representation policies, and structural inequality. The conference aims to explore ways, diversions and aberrations in the attempt to achieve more educational participation in view of diversity. It follows current discourses of educational (in-) equality within ethnically diverse societies and discusses various empirical approaches of new studies as well as areas of activity.
The conference addresses academics (especially young researchers), education-policy-makers, educational staff, and interested members of the public. We are looking forward to seeing you!

 


Venue:

University of Hildesheim, main campus, new FORUM building / Universitätsplatz 1, 31141 Hildesheim

 

Working languages:

German, partly English


Organisation
Educational Integration Centre (ZBI):

Diversity and democracy in ethnically diverse societies, Hildesheim University (SUH)


In cooperation with:

ZBI PhD programme Educational Integration


Participation fee:

We charge a fee of 20 Euros to cover food and materials. Please see more information on bank transfer when registering online.

Please note:

We kindly inform you that in the course of this event, sound and film recordings will be made and photos taken for public and non-public purposes.

 

Contact:

Filiz Keküllüoğlu (coordinator ZBI) will be happy to answer your questions on any issues around the conference.
E-Mail: filiz.kekuellueoglu@uni-hildesheim.de
Phone: +49 (0)5121-883-10120

Programme sequence

FRIDAY, 31 March 2017
FORUM-new building (main campus)
9:30/ Registration, foyer ground floor
10:30/ Welcome, atrium (1st floor)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich,  president of Hildesheim University Foundation
Prof. Dr. Viola B. Georgi, director of Hildesheim University’s Educational Integration Centre (ZBI)
Nurten Karakaş, coordinator of the PhD programme Educational Integration, ZBI, Hildesheim University Foundation

11.00/ Keynotes, Atrium (1st floor)
Diversity and education

Prof. Dr. Paul Mecheril, Oldenburg University

Diversity, Social Justice and Education

Prof. Dr. Audrey Osler, University of Leeds / University College of Southeast Norway

Presentation:

Prof. Dr. Viola B. Georgi, ZBI, Hildesheim University Foundation

 

12.30/ Lunch break (N006) + young researchers‘ poster exhibition (foyer ground floor)
14.00/ THREE PARALLEL RESEARCH FORUMS

 

Forum I: Sport, migration, participation, room N009
 
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    A sense of belonging, being part of something, experiencing new things and situations – all this, under certain conditions, can be gained by engaging in sports.

    In the research forum “Sport, migration and participation”, the participants look into the topic area from different perspectives. The forum’s focal points are sport and national affiliation, sport and experiencing foreignness, as well as sport and social participation.

    Özgür Özvatan conducted a media discourse analysis of the issue of national affiliation and the discussion on national affiliation. In his analysis, he explored this topic by using the example of two Turkish members of the national football team. Aiko Möhwald conducted an intervention study on how pupils deal with the experience of being an outsider in physical education. He presents the first results of his study. Lena Tessmer looks at institutionalised competitive sport as a living environment of adolescents. She conducted interviews with young people with a migration background or physical disabilities and presents some of her findings from her qualification thesis.

Impulses
Games of belonging: (trans-) national identity debates through football in Turkey and Germany
Özgür Özvatan, Humboldt-University Berlin

Pupils’ ways of dealing with staged foreignness in physical education – an explorative, video-based study
Aiko Möhwald, Technichal University Dortmund

Between autonomy and dependence – living environments of physically disabled adolescents and adolescents with a migration background in institutionalised competitive sport
Lena Tessmer, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, University of Hildesheim

Presentation and commentary
Prof. Dr. Vera Volkmann, Hildesheim University Foundation

 

Forum II: Transnational and translingual education environments, room N010
 
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    School- and university students‘ living environments are more and more transnationally-oriented and marked by translingual, multilingual practices across national borders. This development stands in contrast to the countries’ educational systems that are geared towards a national perspective and monolingualism.

    The research forum looks at the strategies that pupils and university students with high educational aspirations develop to cope with this complex situation. How do they get around (institutional) barriers and/or use their migration-based capital for educational advancement? Filiz Keküllüoğlu approaches the issue by analysing the educational paths of young people who have completed the German school system and went on to study in their (grand-) parents’ country Turkey. Friederike Dobutowitsch reflects on students’ multilingual practices and explores if and how these practices could be put to use at the University.

Impulses
Translanguaging as capital? Students’ orientations
Friederike Dobutowitsch, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Transnational social spaces between Germany and Turkey: educational biographies in focus
Filiz Keküllüoğlu, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Coordinator ZBI, Hildesheim University Foundation

Commentary
Prof. Dr. Sara Fürstenau, University of Hamburg

Presentation
Nurten Karakaş, coordinator PhD programme Educational Integration, ZBI, Hildesheim University Foundation

Forum III: World views and self-images in the context of commitment and political education, room N007
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    The two PhD theses that are presented in the forum both take a look at world views and self-images and their effect on (political) positioning. They do this from different perspectives. Sabine Hoffmann focusses on displacement, biographies, and measures of support from social committed individuals. Informed by a critical analysis of power structures and taking into account the connection between subject and discourse, her thesis aims to give an exemplary overview of subjective interpretations of commitment to help people who have been displaced. Sara Poma Poma starts her deliberations on political education programmes by presenting students’ ideas about the US and China. Their differing perspectives on the two states’ political and economic systems are of particular interest in this context.

     

Impulses
Notions of political systems. China and the USA as learning opportunities.
Sara Poma Poma, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Refugees Welcome?” – An insight into initial interpretations of (self-) narrated commitment towards refugees.
Sabine Hoffmann, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Commentary
Prof. Dr. Paul Mecheril, University of Oldenburg

Presentation
Jolanta Voß, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

16:00/ coffee break (N006) + young researchers‘ poster exhibition (foyer ground floor)
16:30/ THREE PARALLEL RESEARCH FORUMS

 

Forum IV: Inclusion – a human right in practice, room N010
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    The forum looks at the question of how the human right to inclusion can be put into practice. The discussion will focus on three aspects: 1) How can individual needs be met without falling back on stigmatizing labelling? 2) To what extend is inclusion understood as a process in practice? 3) On a meta level, how/to what extent can the implementation of inclusion be measured empirically?

     

Impulses
Considering inclusion in the assessment criteria of school inspection
Anne Piezunka, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Inclusion in theory and practice. A comparative study of the inclusive practice concept of “Prejudice-conscious education” in daycare centres (“Kitas”).
Seyran Bostancı, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Commentary
Dr. Anna Moldenhauer, Hildesheim University Foundation
Dr. Sandra Reitz, German Institute for Human Rights

Presentation
Sabine Hoffmann, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Forum V: School as an area of disadvantage and discrimination, room N007
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    School as a social space is not free of dynamics of power and dominance. This forum therefore aims to examine how dominance is manufactured and privileges are secured in the school system. To do this, different perspectives are addressed: Toan Nguyen approaches the issue from the perspective of pupils of colour, Katjuscha von Werthern looks at the limits as well as chances of democratic negotiation processes with parents, and Dilek İkiz reflects on the role of educationally privileged parents in creating and securing positions of power within the school system.

Impulses
Experiences of institutional racism in schools in the context of dominance structures that favour white people

Toan Quoc Nguyen, certified pedagogue, PhD student, educational consultant

Parents and schools’ negotiation process: chances and limits of democratic school development
Katjuscha von Werthern, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Strategies of educationally privileged parents in Berlin-Kreuzberg regarding the transition of their child to secondary school
Dilek İkiz, PhD student, PhD programme Educational Integration, Hildesheim University Foundation

Presentation
Dorothea Schütze, I.D.E Institute for the Development of Democracy, consultant & tutor for processes of change in schools

Forum VI: Teaching Culture(s)? Room N009
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    “Teaching culture(s)” will explore how culture is taught in different contexts, including cultural education and ethnomusicology at the post-secondary level and orientation courses for immigrants. This forum will discuss how diversity with regards to culture is constructed and articulated through course content. It aims to critically look at the notion of teaching culture, specifically if and how such teaching constructs a normative bias. The question this forum asks is if teaching, moreover teaching culture, can be neutral. The overarching theme of the (non-) neutrality of teaching culture will include presentations from Samuel Mund and Nicholas Stone before commentaries from esteemed guests Professor Audrey Osler and Professor Raimund Vogels.

Impulses Integration of Migrants: Texts and Tolerance in German Orientation Courses Nicholas Stone, PhD Student, Graduate School Educational Inclusion, Universitity of Hildesheim Ethnomusicogical sound archives, cultural diversity and measuring the world: knowledge-power-relations between logocentrism and perfomance Samuel Mund, PhD Student, Graduate School Educational Inclusion, Universitity of Hildesheim Comments: Prof. Dr. Raimund Vogels, University of Hildesheim Prof. Dr. Audrey Osler, University of Leeds / University College of Southeast Norway

18.30/ Eat & Meet & Music  Atrium (1. OG)
20.00/ End of conference 
Stiftung Universität Hildesheim

Kontakt

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration.
Diversity und Demokratie in Migrationsgesellschaften

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim

E-Mail: zbi@uni-hildesheim.de
Fon: +49 (0)5121 - 883 10120
Fax: +49 (0)5121 - 883 10121

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