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Faculty of Educational Science and Psychology

Pascal Alscher

Main research topics

  • Civic Literacy
  • Teaching quality in civic education
  • Political attitudes and political knowledge

Office hours

by appointment

Academic background

  • since 09/2019: PhD student at the IFS
  • 2019: M.Sc. Political Science and Public Administration (research), Leiden University
  • 2017: B.Sc. Public Governance across Borders, University of Münster, University of Twente and Seoul National University

Professional background

  • Currently working in the project "Study regarding the development of political and societal competence in youth" (EPKO)
  • since 09/2019: research assistant in team McElvany at the IFS
  • since 09/2019: research assistant in the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) – Stage 4

Further Information

Current Projects:

  • National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), project duration: since 01.01.2009
  • Study on the development of political and social competence in adolescence (EPKO), project duration: since 01.07.2021
  • Alscher, P., Ludewig, U. & McElvany, N. (angenommen). Entwicklung und Erprobung eines Kompetenzmodells zu Civic Literacy für Schülerinnen und Schüler der Sekundarstufe I. Vortrag auf der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Politikdidaktik und politische Jugend- und Erwachsenenbildung, online.
  • Alscher, P. (2021, April). Einführung in das Themenfeld Civic Literacy. In Stang, J., Alscher P. & McElvany, N. Civic Literacy als Themenfeld der empirischen Bildungsforschung. Ringvorlesung des Instituts für Schulentwicklungsforschung, TU Dortmund, online.
  • Alscher, P., Ludewig, U. & McElvany, N. (2021, April). What Drives High School Students' Civic Literacy? An Investigation of German 7th and 10th Graders. In Alscher, P., Ludewig, U. & McElvany, N. "Democracy Needs Democrats": What Can Schools and Teachers Do to Provide Good Civic Education? Symposium bei der Jahrestagung der American Educational Research Association (AERA), online.