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University of Jena Germany (German-Israeli Research Consortium)


Prof. Rainer K. Silbereisen
(Head of the Consortium)

Location: City/Country

Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Chemnitz, Jena, Leipzig, Mannheim, Bar-Ilan, Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv


Contact: University of Jena
Department of Developmental Psychology
Am Steiger 3, Haus 1
07743 Jena, Germany

Phone: + 49 (0) 3641 - 945207
Fax: + 49 (0) 3641 - 945202
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Main theme

Transition of young people with an ethnic minority or immigrant background

Keywords area of work

(10 max)

-          Value transmission

-          educational systems

-          juvenil emigrants

-          language acquisition of immigrants


Brief description of institution (250 words max)

The German-Israeli Research Consortium «Migration and Societal Integration» studies acculturation and its consequences for the psychosocial adjustment of migrants in Israel and Germany. The Research Consortium comprises several universities in Germany (Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Chemnitz, Jena, Leipzig, and Mannheim) and in Israel (Bar-Ilan, Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv) and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Running projects

-          Regulation of Developmental Transitions in Second Generation Immigrants in Germany and Israel

-          Immigrants' Children in the German and Israeli Educational Systems

-          Descriptions and Explanations of the Situation and Behavior of Juvenile Emigrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) in Germany and Israel

-          Language Acquisition as a Window to Social Integration among Russian Language Minority Children in Germany and Israel


Relevant Publications

Armon-Lotem, S. & Harel, E. 2005. In favor of the no transfer/full access hypothesis in very early child second language acquisition. International Congress for the Study of Child?Language (IASCL), Berlin.

Armon-Lotem, S. 2005. Who is doing this job? The use of words for agents by Russian monolingual children and Russian-Hebrew bilingual children. ISB5, Barcelona.

Nauck, Bernhard: Kulturspezifische Sozialisationsstile in Migrantenfamilien? Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen in türkischen Migrantenfamilien und Aussiedlerfamilien im Vergleich zu deutschen Familien. in: Christian Alt (Hrsg.) Kinderleben - Integration durch Sprache? Bedingungen des Aufwachsens von türkischen, russlanddeutschen und deutschen Kindern. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2006, S. 155-183.

Adler, Irit, Noah Lewin-Epstein and Yossi Shavit (2005): Ethnic Stratification and Place of Residence in Israeli. A Truism Revisited, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 23.

Zdun, Steffen (2007): Dynamic strategies to legitimize deviant behavior of street culture youth. In: The Internet Journal of Criminology.


Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2009 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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