Teacher students in Hamburg support democratic school development as co-researchers
On June 15, representatives from the University of Hamburg
, the Institute for Teacher Training and School Development in Hamburg
and the European Wergeland Centre held a meeting discussing the ongoing cooperation activities between teacher students and local schools which had been discussed at the Educators’ Consultation
held in January.
During the spring term, Professor Angelika Paseka
and her students have, in cooperation with three schools elaborated a questionnaire on pupil’s participation. The survey has been conducted in early June. The survey findings will give the participating schools relevant insights regarding their planned activities in the field of democratic school development.
Moreover, the survey will allow a comparative research of the status quo regarding student participation in the participating schools. PhD candidate Stefanie Nickel
will follow the process as a researcher. The German EDC/HRE coordinator Kurt Edler commented the ongoing activities as being a very good example for EDC related university-school cooperation, in line with the principles of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education