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Jane Furey


Jane Furey

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06.11.2017 - 30.09.2018

Professional background

Jane Furey is a 2017-18 German Chancellor Fellow supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is an education researcher from the United States who focuses on high school and higher education policy and interventions. She previously worked as a researcher at Abt Associates, a research firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts and as a research assistant at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has been published in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness and Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. Jane earned her B.S. in Social Analysis and Research at Brown University.

Research interest

Jane is researching the growth of vocational education programs within community colleges in the United States and focusing on how the American community college system can learn from the German VET system. In researching the German VET system, she will focus on which aspects of the German dual system may be the most applicable to community colleges in the United States, how Germans who take up vocational training in Germany fare in the labor market compared to Germans with other educational and career paths and which industries in the United States may benefit from a dual education system. She will utilize BIBB’s data, including the Employment Surveys, to address her research questions.