September 17, 2018

International Conference on Education and School in Transnational Relationships

How can schools in a globalized migration society change in order to contribute to greater educational justice? This question is the focus of the international conference “Failing Identities, Schools, and Migrations – Teaching in (Trans-)National Constellations”. It will take place from Thursday, October 26, to Saturday, October 28, 2018, at the University of Bremen.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Bremen is organizing the international conference together with the University of Oldenburg. The target audience is academics, teachers, and all those who want to deal with the current central issue of transnational migration and its significance for schools. Those interested can register until October 1, 2018.

Dealing with Teacher Training

Through lectures and discussions, the participants – inspired by international research concepts presented by speakers from Great Britain, Chile, Japan, Turkey, and Iran, among others – will take a critical look at schools and teacher training in Germany and the world. The three main topics of the conference – failing identities, migrations, and schools – will each be addressed in a basic lecture. Speakers will include Professor Ann Phoenix, a psychologist from University College London in the United Kingdom, Professor Ayşe Cağlar, a social anthropologist from the University of Vienna in Austria, and Professor David Gillborn from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The conference is funded by Stiftung Mercator, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Wolfgang-Ritter-Stiftung in Bremen.

Further Information and Registration:


Lydia Heidrich
Faculty of Educational Sciences
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218-69124

Photo credit: Daniel Ernst /

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