International Conference on Education and School in Transnational Relationships

"Failing Identities, Schools, and Migrations – Teaching in (Trans-)National Constellations” will be the topic of a conference at the University of Bremen from October 26 to 28 October, 2018.


Professor Yasemin Karakaşoğlu, Professor of Intercultural Education in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Bremen, is organizing the international conference together with Professor Paul Mecheril, Professor for Intercultural Education at the University of Oldenburg and director of the Center for Migration, Education and Cultural Studies. 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.

Educational Reflections

In order to open up a dialogue between international and German research perspectives, the lectures will be accompanied by a reflection on educational science. These will be led by Professor Arnd-Michael Nohl from Helmut-Schmidt-Universität in Hamburg, Professor María do Mar Castro Varela from Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin and Professor Ewald Terhart from the University of Münster. On Saturday evening, Thomas Quehl, a teacher who conducts research in London, will reflect on how theoretical considerations and empirical findings can be integrated into school practice and the training and continuing education of teachers. 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


Group of pupils
How can schools change is one question of the conference.