& Klaus-Dieter Reetz (Köln)
in an intercultural context faces difficulties and challenges in regard
to methods due to the particular characteristics of the research fields
and the unique aspects of the various contexts involved. A method is needed
which takes into account not only the relevance of the subjective standpoint,
but also the complexity and dynamics of everyday life. Current techniques
of text interpretation can be used only to a limited degree in the analysis
of text material for intercultural studies: While purely descriptive approaches
imply a correspondence between speech and worldview and thereby cannot
capture possible differences between speech and changed life praxis in
migration, other approaches for the analysis of latent meaning structures
assume shared interpretive horizons and largely ignore the interactive
dynamics and context of communication.
On the authors: Wassilios Baros, Dr. pedagogy, b. 1969 in Giengen a.d. Brenz/Baden Württemberg. Teacher training at the University of Ioannina, Greece, further study in peace and conflict research and also mediation at the Distant Study University of Hagen, doctorate from the University of Cologne with a dissertation on "The relational network between Greek adolescents and their parents in a migration context," teaching position on the Pedagogical Faculty of the University of Cologne and research assistant at the Technical University of Cologne. Active in the working group "Forum for Empirical Migration Research." Main interests: qualitative research methods, intercultural pedagogy, conflict research.
Klaus-Dieter Reetz, Diploma Psychology, Diploma business manager, b. 1948 in Bad Schwartau/Schleswig-Holstein. Studied business management in Cologne, studied psychology at the University of Hamburg, PhD program of the Educational Science Faculty at the University of Cologne, dissertation on "School failure of Italian migrant children." Research assistant at the Therapeutic Pedagogy Faculty of the University of Cologne. Active in the working group "Forum for Empirical Migration Research." Main interests: qualitative research methods, critical psychology, learning theories, intercultural pedagogy.
Addresses: Wassilios Baros, Hansaring 52, D-50670 Köln, Deutschland. e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Klaus-Dieter Reetz, Eifelstraße 12, D-50677 Köln, Deutschland. e-Mail: email@example.com