Dieter Lenzen

Empirical educational research in Germany

Retrospection, future and importance for educational science – Questions to Professor Lenzen


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In this interview, Professor Dieter Lenzen comments on diverse issues focusing on empirical educational research, but also on educational science in general. He discusses, among other topics, the development and current situation of empirical educational research. Additionally, he addresses the “parent-child relationship” in educational science and empirical educational research. Finally, the interview turns to the future position of empirical educational research in the scientific system and possible prospective issues.