Graduate, P.H. Berlin, 1967.
Lecturer assistant Pedagogical College University Berlin, 1970-1976, professor, 1976-1980. Professor education Free University Berlin, 1980, director Institute Intercultural Education, 1980-1989, 95—, director Institute Sociology of Education, 1989-1995, member academy senate board, since 1991, dean of studies faculty of education and psychology, since 2000.
Department chair department science Berlin of German Educationists Union, since 1991. Member International Association Intercultural Education, Intercultural Education Association.
Married Elyse Anne Dodgson.