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Expert in Textbook/Educational Publishing, Consulting/R&D in Education and Training, IT Project Management

Expert ID: 730430 Germany

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As Director of the Educational-Concepts department, the R&D department of the biggest German educational publisher KLETT, Expert was in charge of various managing activities regarding the development of modern media for education and training see This includes particularly team building and efficient organization of the collaboration of a number of European organizations. Technically he was particularly in charge of the financial aspects and their control and of the evaluation of work processes and results of the project activities.

In the area of textbooks for schools Expert was in charge for organizing and developing the following product lines:
- Math-Textbooks for secondary schools (> 100 titles)
- Math. Monographies for University students (ca. 15 titles)
In the position of a chief editor he was responsible for up to 10 employees developing
- Vocational textbooks for technical professions (automotive, woodworkers, hairdresser, etc.)
- Vocational textbooks for Saudi-Arabia in Arabic language
- Vocational textbooks for the Sultanate of Oman in English language
Furthermore he was an expert for improvement of the textbook development plans of the Yemen Government.

Expert was in charge to organize and realize - together with specialists - the introduction of desktop publishing in the Klett publishing company, already in the early 90-ties. This included the development of training materials for the involved employees training and the introduction of related software.
As an educational publisher educational software of various kinds have been developed. Expert was involved in such activities as the head of the educational concepts department of Klett.

Assessment of project proposals and project results in the LLP-Programme of the EUAssessment and evaluation of the school book development situation in Yemen and improvement recommendationsEvaluation of the scientific quality of the reseach activities of the IPN Kiel, the university institute for science pedagogy


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: Dr Subject: Educational Studies Institution: University Tuebingen, Germany
Year: 1972 Degree: Dipl.Math. (MA Math.) Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Geography Institution: Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant, reseacher, editor for education and Training Department:
EU-LLP expert

Editor in science and math publishing

Educational project development
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 2010 Employer: Ernst Klett AG Title: Director Educational Concepts Department: Educational Concepts
Director for international and national R&D in education and training, project management
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH Title: Chief editor Department: Editorial Dpt for vocational training
Vocational Textbooks for Germany
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Klett Wissen und Bildung GmbH Title: Head Department: IT
Introduction of desktop publishing
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 1989 Employer: International Videodisk Publishers (subs. of Klett) Title: Director Department:
Development and promotion of Videodisks for education and training, a partnership of 14 big international educational publishers from Europe, US and Japan
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Schreiber GmbH (subs. of Klett) Title: Director Department: Schreiber Entwicklung
Development of foreign language learning materiels (books, audio, video) for individual selflearning
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1982 Employer: Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH Title: Editor Department: Math Department
Math textbooks, monographies, journals
Years Employer Title Department
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Teacher Department: Gymnasium Gelsenkirchen
Teacher for >Masth and Geography

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to 2012 Agency: EU European Commission Role: Expert Description: Expert for LLP (life long learning) project evaluation
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: GTZ German development agency Role: Expert Description: Yemen school book development consultancy
Years: 2005 to 2010 Agency: German Ministry for education and Science Role: Prioject manangement Description: Development of 6 "New Media for Schools" projects

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1983 to Present Country / Region: Europe, all countries Summary: International EU-funded projects management
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Yemen Summary: School book development assessment
Years: 1983 to 2008 Country / Region: Arabic peninsula and North Africa Summary: Various visits to Education Ministries, particularly in Tunesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Oman

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
- EU-LLP (LifeLongLearning Programme of the EU), since 2007
- DFG - IPN University Evaluation 2005, 2010
- Camber of Commerce, Stuttgart, head of examination for publishing professions, 2003 - 2010
- GTZ Expert for schoolbook development in Yemen, 2007
Vendor Selection
Broad network all over Europe of
- publishers
- IT companies
- Universities
- research organisations
in education and training

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Full working competence
French survival level

Fields of Expertise

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