Doctoral Student

Alica Strecker, M.A.

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Qualification Project

Consequences of individual teaching assistance for accompanied students

The UN-Conversation on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has led to an increase use of assistants in German schools. For this purpose, ‘participation in education’ was anchored in the Social Code (§ 75 SGB IX), which is mostly realized as integration assistance (§ 112 SGB IX or § 35a SGB VIII) as an individual support service. Teaching assistance as a support service has been examined in research and controversially discussed. However, the perspectives of assisted students are underrepresented in the existing body of literature. The dissertation places interviews with students  in receipt of teaching assistance at the center of a qualitative study to explore their perspectives. The project is grounded in the methodology of Constructivist Grounded Theory (Charmaz), which privileges subject perspective. The aim of the study is  to investigate positive and negative, intended and unintended consequences of individual teaching assistance from the addressees’ perspective.

Academic Career

April 2017 – April 2019
M.A. Educational science with a focus on Special Needs Education, Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany

Mai 2015 – December 2015
Semester abroad with a focus on Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, Norway

September 2013 – March 2017
B.A. Education with a focus on Vocational Education, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Professional Experience

Since April 2023

Doctoral student: DFG Research Training Group 2493 “Consequences of social assistance” at the University Siegen

April 2020 – March 2023

Research assistant: BMBF-funded meta project ‘Inclusive Education’ at the Institute for Special Needs Education at the Goethe University Frankfurt

January 2018 – November 2020

Student/scientific assistant and research assistant: BMBF-funded project “Professionalization through case work for inclusive schools (ProFiS)” at the Institute for Special Needs Education at the Goethe University Frankfurt

April 2016 – March 2017

Student assistant. European ErasmusPlus project “A European Concept to Visualize and Reflect One’s Vocational Biography Using Digital Media” at the Institute for Vocational Education at KIT