Diploma, University Sorbonne, 1965. Master of Arts, Free University Berlin, 1968. Dr philosophy, Philipps University, Marburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1973.
Dr habilitatus, Philipps University, Marburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1975.
Senior researcher German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt, 1970-1975. Professor University Siegen (Federal Republic Germany), 1975-1979. Research assistant Free University Berlin, 1968-1969, professor educational science, anthropology, since 1980, co-director Research Center for History Anthropology, since 1988.
Lecturer University Marburg, University Frankfurt am Main, l974-75. Consultant United Nations Educational, Paris, l975—. Secretary Educational Commission, Oslo, l972-74.
Board directors International Council Education Teachers, Washington, l972-76. Consultant German Society for International Development, Bonn, l976-84. Board member German United Nations Educational Commission, l988—.
Member governing board Research with Third World, l978—. Visiting professor Stamford University, University London, Kyoto University, University Paris, Tokoyo University, Amsterdam University.
Consultant German Society for Technology Cooperation, l975—. Founding member Arbeitsgruppe für Friedenserziehung, Heidelberg, l987—. Member German Society for Education Science (representative since 1988), Center Etude sur Actuel et quotidien, Center Recherche sur Imaginaire, International Peace Research Association (executive council), German Society for Peace and Conflict Research (board directors 1974-1984), Network Educational Science Amsterdam (president), Society History Anthropology (president).
Married Rosemarie Pilz, April 29, l982. Children: Katharina, Alexander.