Winter term 2021/22

Title: Educational systems and their consequences

Weekly seminar: Mondays 12:00-2:00 pm, online

 Educational systems differ across countries. The latest comparative research has mainly focused on tracking, i.e., the simultaneous presence of different educational paths. The seminar introduces the different ways in which tracking takes place and provides a sociological tool to analyse its consequences on different individual outcomes, such as competence development, intelligence, educational aspirations, attitudes towards learning, political engagement and social, gender and ethnic inequality of educational opportunity. In the seminar, we will also focus on teachers and their role in tracked systems.


Course objectives:

- Understand how macro factors influence micro-processes

- Define and identify the ways in which tracking takes place

- Examine how tracking influences different micro-level outcomes