Dr Markus Klein

Senior Lecturer

Education

Personal statement

Markus Klein is a Senior 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 Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Mannheim. He is a Life Course Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre for Excellence of Children and Families over the Life Course, University of Queensland. 

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

Together with Dr Edward Sosu (Strathclyde) he recently commenced an ESRC funded research into the role of school absenteeism in the poverty-attainment gap.

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. 

 

 

 

Publications

Social origin, field of study, and graduates' career progression : does social inequality vary across different fields?
Jacob Marita, Klein Markus
British Journal of Sociology (2019)
When and for Whom Does it Pay to Attend a Prestigious University? Social Origin, Elite Education and Graduates' Career Trajectories
Klein Markus
(2019)
Inequality of educational opportunity in East and West Germany : convergence or continued differences?
Klein Markus, Barg Katherin , Kühhirt Michael
Sociological Science Vol 6, pp. 1-26 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.15195/v6.a1
The social stratification of early TV consumption and children's cognitive, language and behavioral development
Kühhirt Michael, Klein Markus
(2018)
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)
https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12796
Inequality of educational opportunity in East and West Germany : convergence or continued differences
Klein Markus, Barg Katherin, Kühhirt Michael
(2018)
https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/3E9UD

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Professional activities

The social stratification of early TV consumption and children’s cognitive, language and behavioural development
Speaker
11/10/2017
Institutional prestige, social origin and UK graduates’ occupational trajectories
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11/10/2017
Inequality of Educational Opportunity in East and West Germany: Convergence or Continued Differences?
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24/8/2017
Measuring student teachers’ development of metacognition and self-regulated learning in professional dialogue
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22/8/2017
Family of origin, field of study and career progressionInequality in graduates’ occupational mobility
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24/2/2017
Family of origin, field of study and career progressionInequality in graduates’ occupational mobility
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22/9/2016

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Projects

Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism
Klein, Markus (Principal Investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
Nurturing School Ethos to Improve Educational Attainment
Cassidy, Claire (Principal Investigator) Holmes, Joanna (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019
School and University Research Enquiry
Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator) Firth, Jonathan William (Co-investigator) Beck, Anna (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator) Donohoe, Claire (Co-investigator) McGavigan, Hilary (Co-investigator) Martin, Phil (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.
01-Jan-2017

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