Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kotthoff

Hans-Georg Kotthoff is Professor of School Pedagogy and Comparative Education at the University of Education Freiburg, Germany. Prior to this, he was a lecturer at the University of Münster where he also took his Ph.D and his Habilitation. His research interests include comparative education, European educational policy, educational governance and evaluation and teacher education. Between 2012-2016 he was the President of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) and in 2018 he became the first Director of the Freiburg School of Education FACE (Freiburg Advanced Center of Education). His latest publications in English include Governing Educational Spaces: Knowledge, Teaching, and Learning in Transition. (Rotterdam: Sense, 2015), which he co-edited with Eleftherios Klerides and “Comparative and International Education in Germany: A Discussion of Current Trends”, which he published in 2016 together with Marcelo Parreira do Amaral in the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education (Vol. 28).     


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