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„Double Shift“ – How Jordan provides schooling for school-age refugee children

The photo project of Double Shift shows the individual wishes of school-children. Photo: Paula Ellguth und Marjam FelsPhoto: Paula Ellguth und Marjam FelsFull view
The morning’s lessons are for the Jordanian children, in the afternoon it’s the Syrians’ turn. Jordan is using a model called Double Shift in order to provide schooling for hundreds of thousands of school-age refugee children from neighboring, war-torn Syria, alongside Jordanian pupils. How is a small country like Jordan able to overcome such a huge challenge? The WZB Berlin and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) undertook a joint research project to examine the Jordanian school system. The results of the project will be documented on the multimedia Double Shift website. The website has won the German Design Award in the catagory 'Excellent Communications Design/Web'. more
Presse Experiment on learning behaviour

Knowing more about economic gains makes people less cooperative

Existing research suggesting that humans cooperate if they know more about their own payoffs has been rebutted: In the long run, access to information about payoff distributions leads to less cooperative behavior, finds a recent study in Nature Communications by Steffen Huck, Johannes Leutgeb (both WZB Berlin Social Science Center) and Ryan Oprea (University of California, Santa Barba