Griebel, Dipl.-Psych. (Univ), has been working since 1982
as member of scientific staff of the State Insitute for
Early Childhood Education and Research (IFP) in Munich,
Bavaria. He started to work on fathers in different family
structures and on families changing their structures, i.e.
family transitions to post-divorce families and stepfamilies.
As a psychological expert he dealt with cases of custody
and access in families of divorce and foster families.Wilfried
Griebel has done a lot of professional training for social
workers, counsellors, judges and teachers, and has published,
together with W.E.Fthenakis and other colleagues, on these
topics. In the field of early childhood education, interaction
between family and educational institutions especially the
transition from family to Kindergarten and from Kindergarten
to school have been empirically studied, together with Renate
Niesel. The last study also is part of a current development
of a new national curriculum that emphasizes coping with
transitions of children and their families.
W & Niesel, R. (2002). In Fabian, H. & Dunlop, A.-W.
(Ed.). Transitions in the Early Years. Debating continuity
and progression for children in early education. London:
R. & Griebel, W. (2001). Transition
to school child: What children tell us about school and what
they teach us. Paper presented at the 11th European Conference
on Quality on Early Childhood Education. Alkmaar, The Netherlands,
29 August - 1 September.
R. & Griebel, W. (2000): Start in den Kindergarten. Grundlagen
und Hilfen zum żbergang von der Familie in die Kindertagesst»tte.
München: Don Bosco.
W. & Niesel, R. (2000):The
children's voice in the complex transition into Kindergarten
and school, Paper presented at 10th European Conference
on Quality in Early Childhood Education "Complexity, Diversity
and Multiple Perspectives in Early Childhood Services" , London
29 August - 1 September 2000
W. & Niesel, R. (1999): From
Kindergarten to school: A transition for the family. Paper
presented at the 9th European Conference on Quality in Early
Childhood Education "Quality in Early Childhood Education
- How Does Early Education Lead to Life-Long Learning?" in
Helsinki, Finland, 1 - 4 September.
Griebel, W. & Niesel, R. (1997): From
family to Kindergarten: A common experience in a transition
perspective. Paper presented at 7th European Conference
on the Quality of Early Childhood Education "Childhood in
a Changing Society", Munich, Germany, 3 - 6 September.