Martin Bittner is a research assistant at the Department of Education and Psychology, in the area of Anthropology and Education, Free University of Berlin, Germany. He studied pedagogy, sociology, psychology, political science and social work. He holds a Diploma degree in “Erziehungswissenschaft”.

His major interests are anthropology, ethnography, discourse analysis, practice theory and reconstructive methods. Currently he is writing his dissertation by doing an ethnographic study in the field of schooling, focussing on classroom teaching, discursive practices and the role of progressive education (“Reformpädagogik”) in an inner-city primary school.