Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaften


Intercultural Education – research and training for prospective teachers, adult educators and other educational professionals


In 2004, Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakasoglu took up the newly instituted position as full professor for “Intercultural Education” and established the Unit for Intercultural Education within the Faculty for Pedagogical and Educational Sciences. The Unit for Intercultural Education (UIE) provides training for future teachers and master students who plan a professional educational career outside schools or an academic career in research. Intercultural Education is considered to be a key compe-tence for future teachers and professional educators, to be applied across all areas of educational thinking, acting, teaching, and research activities. Intercultural Education is understood as an inter-disciplinary approach within the educational sciences which focusses on educational processes in socio-culturally heterogeneous groups in immigration societies. It builds on a wide understanding of cultural heterogeneity and includes diversity with respect to ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, religion, and social background. Their complex interaction in schools and other learning environ-ments, in families and societies as well as the influence of political decisions on educational settings in an immigration society, is the central focus of research and teaching.



Contact Person: Dennis Barasi


Room: GW2 1.240


phone: 0049 - 421 218-69129



The exhibition entitled "Courageous Women: Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey's Academia"can be obtained free of charge to display at other venues and downloaded here.


Yasemin Karakaşoğlu and Paul Mecheril in "Das Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz ist unwürdig, sagen Yasemin Karakaşoğlu und Paul Mecheril" (taz-article from 6-27-2019)


Yasemin Karakaşoğlu comments on the ongoing discussion on English-lessons in primary schools in Northrhine-Westfalia in the online-newspaper Migazin