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Dr Markus Klein



Personal statement

Markus Klein is a Lecturer in Human Development and Education Policy in the School of Education. He previously was a research fellow for the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2015) and, in 2013, completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Mannheim.

By using quantitative methods and secondary data analysis, his research deals with the mechanisms for social inequality across the life course.

For more information see his webpage.

He supervises in the areas of educational inequality, social mobility, education policy, returns to education, comparative research and child development. 





The social stratification of early TV consumption and children's cognitive, language and behavioral development
Kühhirt Michael, Klein Markus
Early maternal employment and children's vocabulary and inductive reasoning ability : a dynamic approach
Kühhirt Michael, Klein Markus
Child Development Vol 89, pp. e91-e106, (2018)
Inequality of educational opportunity in East and West Germany : convergence or continued differences
Klein Markus, Barg Katherin, Kühhirt Michael
Measuring student teachers development of metacognition and self-regulated learning in professional dialogue
Huang Ning, Klein Markus, Beck Anna
ECER 2017, (2017)
School subject choices and social class differences in entry to higher education : comparing Scotland and Ireland
Klein Markus, Iannelli Cristina, Smyth Emer
Models of Secondary Education and Social InequalityeduLIFE Lifelong Learning, (2016)
Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland
Iannelli Cristina, Smyth Emer, Klein Markus
British Educational Research Journal Vol 42, pp. 561-581, (2016)

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Professional activities

Institutional prestige, social origin and UK graduates’ occupational trajectories
The social stratification of early TV consumption and children’s cognitive, language and behavioural development
Inequality of Educational Opportunity in East and West Germany: Convergence or Continued Differences?
Family of origin, field of study and career progressionInequality in graduates’ occupational mobility
Family of origin, field of study and career progressionInequality in graduates’ occupational mobility
Social inequalities in graduates’ job opportunities: a comparison between the UK and Germany

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School and University Research Enquiry
Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator) Firth, Jonathan William (Co-investigator) Beck, Anna (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator)
The School and University Research Enquiry project (SURE) aims to bridge the gap between education research and practice. It will investigate the Scottish Attainment Challenge and the ‘what works’ agenda in terms of specific school interventions. In April 2017, the Scottish Government published their Research Strategy for Scottish Education, which stressed the need for a focus on “increasing the levels of collaboration and communication between all actors within the education system". SURE is contributing to this goal via a school-university collaborative study exploring Headteachers’ relationship with
research and gaining an understanding of their choices of interventions employed in their schools, with reference to PEF funding. Researchers on the project represent two Glasgow schools as well as the University of Strathclyde.
Period 01-Jun-2017
Nurturing School Ethos to Improve Educational Attainment
Cassidy, Claire (Principal Investigator) Holmes, Joanna (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2017 - 31-Mar-2019
Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism
Klein, Markus (Principal Investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2018 - 30-Nov-2019

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