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Development of an Indicator-Based Methodological Approach to Assess School Resilience - Elaborated by an Exemplary Implementation at Europaschule Troisdorf

  • This bachelor thesis addresses the issue of how school resilience can be measured and assessed quantitatively. Schools as social infrastructures have a significant value for society. Yet, on a global scale, they, and therefore the respective community as well, are continuously endangered by a variety of threats such as natural disasters or violence and mental abuse affecting students, parents and school staff. However, these threats differ greatly depending on climatic and geographical conditions as well as on the socio-cultural context of the corresponding community. To strengthen school resilience against potential threats and to ensure education continuity despite the occurrence of these disruptions, a methodology is developed to measure and assess school resilience in conjunction with its specific circumstances. Initially, qualitative and quantitative (composite) indicators are identified and categorised with the help of a Systematic Literature Review and Mayring's Qualitative Content Analysis. These are subsequently developed into a Comprehensive Index for School Resilience (CISR). Building on this, a pre-existing assessment methodology, which uses Likert-Scales arranged in questionnaires to assign quantitative values to the composite indicators, is adapted to operationalise the CISR and by an exemplary application at Europaschule Troisdorf, the methodology is adapted to the socio-cultural conditions in Germany using an expert’s operational and contextual knowledge. The results obtained show that the methodologies and techniques described in current international research can, after an appropriate adaptation, successfully be applied to schools in Germany as well. Nevertheless, by identifying research limitations and errors as well as potential improvements, it is evident that further research and development is needed to provide stakeholders with a decision-making tool to strengthen the resilience of schools in the future, such as an exhaustive supplement to the CISR or the integration of more precise quantification methodologies and techniques.

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Verfasserangaben:Johannes Dülks
Gutachter*in:Alexander Fekete, Johanne Kaufmann
Veröffentlichende Institution:Hochschulbibliothek der Technischen Hochschule Köln
Titel verleihende Institution:Technische Hochschule Köln
Datum der Veröffentlichung:18.11.2020
Datum der Freigabe:28.03.2022
GND-Schlagwort:Index; Resilienz; Schule
Freies Schlagwort / Tag:Comprehensive Index for School Resilience; DRR; Disaster Risk Reduction; Education Continuity; School Resilience
Fakultäten und Zentrale Einrichtungen:Anlagen, Energie- und Maschinensysteme (F09) / Fakultät 09 / Institut für Rettungsingenieurwesen und Gefahrenabwehr
CCS-Klassifikation:J. Computer Applications
DDC-Sachgruppen:300 Sozialwissenschaften
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
JEL-Klassifikation:C Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Y Miscellaneous Categories
Open Access:Open Access
Lizenz (Deutsch):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell 4.0 International