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On these pages the research group »Research on Teachers and Teacher Education« informs about current and finished research projects.

 


Project

Professional Ethics and Responsibility in the Teaching Profession (BeValue)


While the discussion about values ​​in public and school has undergone a renaissance, the questions about the professional ethos and the responsibility of teachers are rarely worked out empirically in scientific research, especially in Germany. The research project takes up this desideratum and focuses on value commitments in the teachers’ profession and teachers' training. Starting from the current state of research, the historical-contextual development with reference to the teachers' profession and teachers' education is worked through, as well as a comparative analysis of the specific professional ethos of different professions (for example teacher profession vs. medical profession). On this basis, an instrument for the recording of professional ethos of teachers as well as school leaders is developed and a written survey is carried out with a focus on values. The aim of the analysis is the confirmation of the ethos concept adopted in the instrument and the validation of the empirical construct 'professional teacher ethos' (for example in contrast to teacher beliefs). As a result, the research project contributes to a historical, theoretical and empirical sharpening of 'professional teacher ethos', provides a valid instrument for its appraisal, and establishes value commitments as a relevant construct in addition to teacher beliefs in professorial research. The findings can provide a prospective indication of the relevance of professional ethics and responsibility in the teaching profession. The principal investigator is Dr. Martin Drahmann.



Project Team Members


Dr. Martin Drahmann (principal investigator)

Prof. Dr. Colin Cramer, PD Dr. Dr. Martin Harant, Prof. Dr. Samuel Merk (researchers with affiliation)



Publications


Drahmann, M., Cramer, C. (angenommen). The Professional Ethos of Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, and Clergy. A Comparison of Ethos in Different Professions. In F. Oser, K. Heinrichs, J. Bauer & T. Lovat (Hrsg.), The International Handbook of Teacher Ethos: Strengthening Teachers, Supporting Learners. Dodrecht: Springer.

Drahmann, M. (angenommen). Ethostheorien: Perspektiven auf den Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerberuf. In M. Harant, U. Kühler & P. Thomas (Hrsg.), Theorien! Horizonte für die Lehrerbildung. Tübingen: University Press.

Drahmann, M., Merk, S., & Cramer, C. (2019). Werthaltungen im Lehrerberuf. Forschungsstand zu deren Erfassung und Konstruktvalidierung des ‚Tübingen Inventory for Measuring Value Orientation in the Teaching Profession‘ (TIVO). In C. Rotter, C. Schülke & C. Bressler (Hrsg.), Lehrerhandeln – eine Frage der Haltung? (S. 174–193). Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.

Cramer, C., & Oser, F. (Hrsg.) (201 ). Ethos. – interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf den Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerberuf. In memoriam Martin Drahmann. Münster: Waxmann.



Presentations


10/2018
Presentation at the Teacher Training College S.G.S. Government I.A.S.E. in Rajahmundry (India): Values as a Part of Ethos. [Presentation by M. Drahmann]

10/2018
Importance on Teacher Ethos‘ at Laurel High Global School in Rajamahendravarm (India): Does Teacher Ethos matter? [Presentation by M. Drahmann]

09/2018
Lehrer. Bildung. Gestalten. 83. Tagung der Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Pädagogische Forschung (AEPF) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) in Lüneburg: Allgemeine und berufsspezifische Wertorientierungen von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern in Deutschland. [Einzelvortrag von M. Drahmann, S. Merk und C. Cramer]

08/2018
EARLI SIG-13 and InZentIM confernce at the University Duisburg-Essen. Values as a Part of Teacher Ethos in Times of Migration. [Presentation by M. Drahmann, S. Merk und C. Cramer]

08/2018
EARLI SIG-13 and InZentIM confernce at the University Duisburg-Essen. Performance, Participation and Teacher Ethos in Education on Democratic Citizinship. [Presentation by M. Drahmann, F. Schreiber, M. Harant und C. Cramer]

03/2018
Philosophy – Education – School. Erasmus+ Staff Training Week at the University of Tuebingen: Performance – Participation – Teacher Ethos. [Presentation by M. Harant, M. Drahmann & C. Cramer]
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03/2018
Unterricht. Leistung. Teilhabe. 6. Tübinger Tagung Schulpädagogik am 02.03.2016: Leistung oder Teilhabe? Berufsethos von Lehrerinnen und Lehern. [Einzelvortrag von M. Harant, M. Drahmann & C. Cramer]
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02/2018
Berufsethos. Werte im beruflichen Handeln von Lehrer*innen (Reihe »New Topics Lehrer*innenbildung« der Tübingen School of Education): Berufsethos im Lehrerinnen und Lehrerberuf. Aktuelle Fragestellungen und Perspektiven. [Impulsvortrag von M. Drahmann]
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About

Dr. Colin Cramer is professor of research on teachers and teacher education with special emphasis on subject-matter teaching and learning. He is member of the ›Institute of Education‹ as well as of the ›Tuebingen School of Education‹. His research interests are the teaching profession and the professionalisation in teacher education.

Aims 

Research on teachers and teacher education has the aim to understand who teachers and school leaders are, under which circumstances they work and how they can be prepared for their tasks appropriately in initial teacher education as well as in further professional development.

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Tübingen School of Education

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Section for School Education

 

Research – Relevance – Responsibility. Exzellenz in der Lehrerbildung – Etablierung innovativer Strukturen an der Tübingen School of Education (TüSE) wird im Rahmen der gemeinsamen Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung von Bund und Ländern aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung gefördert.

Get in Touch

Phone:
+49 (0)7071 29-75523
(Gabriela Knuth, Secretary)
+49 (0)7071 29-72729
(Prof. Cramer)

Email:
colin.cramer@uni-tuebingen.de

Address:
Prof. Dr. Colin Cramer
University of Tuebingen
Tuebingen School of Education
Wilhelmstrasse 31 | Room 204
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

Office Hours:
Wednesday 14.15 to 15.45
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