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Cornelia Schweppe

Professor of Social Pedagogy

Activities within TRANSSOS:
Spokesperson Research Training Group
Main Editor of TSR
Working Group "Transnational Aging"

Institutional Website:
Institute of Education, Mainz University

Research Interests

  • Transnational Social Support
  • Professionalisation, Theory and Methods of Social Work
  • (Qualitative) Research in Social Pedagogy
  • Internationality and Interculturality in Social Work
  • Research on the Elderly and Care of the Elderly
  • Social Work in Latin America


  • Studies of Educational Science (Social Pedagogy), Social Work and Psychology, Berlin, Chicago, Montpellier
  • 1983-1990 foreign employee at the International Insitute, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Peru
  • Consulting for the Science Centre of the Latin-American Association of Schools of Social Work (CELATS), the Peruvian Centre for support of the informal sector (CASI) and for the labour union project of the Andean countries’  ‘Institute of Social Studies’ (INANDES)
  • 1990-1997 research assistant, Institute of Educational Science, Phillips-University Marburg (main subject: Social Pedagogy)
  • 1998-2002 professor for theory and methods of Social Work, University of applied science, Darmstadt
  • Since 2002 professor for Social Pedagogy, department of Pedagogy, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz


Cornelia Schweppe
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Institute of Education
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55099 Mainz, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 6131 39-20727
Fax: +49 (0) 6131 39-26050