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Public and Personal Social Services in European Countries from Public/Municipal to Private - and Back to Municipal and "Third Sector" Provision
This article discusses the provision of public services (public utilities) and personal social services in European countries. In pursuing a historical perspective, four stages are discerned: the pre-welfare state of the ...
(Un)equal from the start? A quantitative analysis of preschool children’s participation in organised activities in Germany
In this article, I investigate preschool children’s participation in organised activities. Current political and academic debates consider informal education as a prime vehicle for potentially diminishing social class ...
After German reunification: the implementation of a two-tier school model in Berlin and Saxony
In the last two decades, many German states have enforced a partial integration of school types and have transformed their school systems into a two-tier model. The traditional tripartite school model, for which Germany ...
Exploring academic teasing
predictors and outcomes of teasing for making mistakes in classrooms
People in ideal learning environments recognize the value of making mistakes and welcome them. However, the reality in many classrooms is that students are ridiculed by their peers formakingmistakes. This paper ...
On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo Archives in the Humanities and Sciences
Taking the material approach to photography as a starting point the volume offers new insights into the epistemological potential of analog and digital photographs and photo archives in the humanities and sciences from a ...
Quantification 2.0? Bibliometric Infrastructures in Academic Evaluation
Due to developments recently termed as ‘audit,’ ‘evaluation,’ or ‘metric society,’ universities have become subject to ratings and rankings and researchers are evaluated according to standardized quantitative indicators ...
Prediction of attendance at fitness center: a comparison between the theory of planned behavior, the social cognitive theory, and the physical activity maintenance theory
In the processes of physical activity (PA) maintenance specific predictors are effective, which differ from other stages of PA development. Recently, Physical Activity Maintenance Theory (PAMT) was specifically developed ...
Eysenck's Theory of Personality and the Role of Background Music in Cognitive Task Performance: A Mini-Review of Conflicting Findings and a New Perspective
The question of whether background music is able to enhance cognitive task performance is of interest to scholars, educators, and stakeholders in business alike. Studies have shown that background music can have beneficial, ...
Numbers matter! The society of indicators, scores and ratings
The process of quantification is a powerful development shaping many domains of life today. In the area of education, for example, performance measurement, testing and ranking have become common tools of governance. ...
Electoral Vulnerability, Party Affiliation, and Dyadic Constituency Responsiveness in U.S. Legislatures
It is often argued that electoral vulnerability is critical to constituency responsiveness. We investigate this possibility using different measures of vulnerability, but argue that in the United States the Republican Party ...