Elisabeth Resa

Elisabeth Resa, M.A.

Elisabeth Resa, M.A., is a PhD student at the department of Early Childhood Education at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) since the beginning of 2015. Before that she worked as a student research assistant at the same department and as a research assistant at PädQUIS – Pädagogische Qualitäts-Informations-Systeme GmbH supporting the national investigation on education and care for under-threes. Her main research interests lie in quality and effects of early childhood education and care, language education in daycare centers and child language and literacy competencies as well as early educational inequalities. She wrote her Master thesis on the question how the rate of children with a migration background in early child care on group and center level relates to the quality of language environment. Within the context of the FP7 project CARE she coordinated the German part of the stakeholder study, a survey among parents, caregivers and policymakers focusing on values, beliefs, and experiences of people who have an interest in early education and care from different perspectives. Her methodological expertise lies in quantitative as well as qualitative research methods, such as online surveys, personal interviews and focus groups.


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Resa, E., Anders, Y., Ulferts, H., & Odemarck, M. (2015). Frühkindliche Bildung und Betreuung in Europa: Erste Ergebnisse des EU-Projektes CARE [Early childhood education and care in Europe: First results of the EU-project CARE]. Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, 461-468.

Resa, E. (2014). Zusammenhänge zwischen dem Anteil von Kindern mit Migrationshintergrund auf Gruppen- und Einrichtungsebene und der sprachlichen Anregungsqualität in Kindertagesstätten [Relations among the proportion of children with an immigration background at the group and center level]. Masters Thesis. Freie Universität Berlin.

Döge, P., Weyer, E., Resa, E., Eckhardt, A.G., Lee, H.-J., Agache, A. Flöter, M., Keller, H., Tietze, W., Spieß, C.K. (2013). Untersuchungsanlage. In W. Tietze, F. Becker-Stoll, J. Bensel, A.G. Eckhardt, G. Haug-Schnabel, B. Kalicki, H. Keller, & B. Leyendecker (Hrsg.), NUBBEK - Nationale Untersuchung zur Bildung, Betreuung und Erziehung in der frühen Kindheit (pp. 21-36). Weimar/Berlin: Verlag das Netz.