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Geography of Education and Social Geography

The education system is the primary catalyst for a modern knowledge society. Schools and secondary education aim to provide qualification and support integration, but they often also contribute to social selection and reproduction.
It is widely accepted that education-related disparities have a significant spatial dimension. Spatialities are relevant for access to knowledge and education, as well as for academic success and transition to higher education institutions. From a human geography perspective, there is a particular interest in illuminating ethno-cultural aspects of the education system (e.g. inquiries as to why students with so-called ‘migration backgrounds’ are often confronted with particular difficulties in getting access to education and learning support).

Research Interests related to Geography of Education and Social Geography

  • Forschungskolleg "Neues Reisen - Neue Medien"
    Project Manager
    Korte B, Tauschek M, Holdenried M, Freytag T
    Start/End of Project
    01.01.2018 until 31.12.2022
    Am Forschungskolleg „Neues Reisen – Neue Medien. Zirkulationen zeitgenössischer Reiseerfahrung zwischen Praxis und Repräsentation“ sind die Disziplinen Anglistik, Germanistik, Humangeographie und Kulturanthropologie bzw. Europäische Ethnologie sowie eine Reihe von Praxispartnern beteiligt. Das Kolleg untersucht die Zirkulationen und Interdependenzen von Praxis, Erfahrung und Repräsentation in heute aktuellen Formen des Reisens und seiner medialen Vermittlung. Eine Besonderheit des Kollegs ist die enge Verzahnung von Promotionsprojekten und beruflicher Praxis.
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    Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag
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