Corrie Thiel is research associate at the Institute of Educational Science at the University of Muenster. In 2017, she completed her doctoral thesis Between data and cases. Theoretical and empirical analyses of the relation between accountability and professionality in education. Her research interests include professionality in education, accountability and methodologies in educational research.
Sebastian Schweizer is research associate at the Institute of Educational Science at the University of Muenster. He currently works on his dissertation in which he studies figurations of competition and positioning practices of schools in the school system. He is interested in questions of competition and choice in education, the economization of education, accountability in education as well as of practice theory and discourse analysis.
Johannes Bellmann is professor at the Institute of Educational Science at University of Muenster. His research interests include educational theory, historical perspectives in educational theory and educational policy. He was coordinator of the project “Unintended Effects of Accountability in the School System” on which the article is based.
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