Since 2009, parents in Poland have been protesting against government’s decision regarding school being obligatory for six year olds. During this time, more than one million signatures have been collected. Parents are very active in the media as well as in parliamentary committees - numerous meetings and debates with politicians are taking place lately.
A broad group of civil society networks and organisations, including EAEA, have come together to highlight the compelling case for ensuring that the fulfilment of human rights is at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda in a Civil Society Joint Statement. The education narrative, as well as goals and core indicators, should be grounded in a human rights perspective.
The PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) first Survey on Adult Skills by OECD found that there are huge problems with the literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skill of adults. The worst result are in ICT skills, to dear parents, it's time to start learning from our children!
Symposium on the advancement of language proficiency held in Potsdam from September 20 to September 22, 2013 - news from our member
Integration through education can be achieved by taking several steps:
- teachers need to be qualified for a sensitive use of the German language, as well as other languages pupils may be using
- standardized federal test to evaluate the pupils' language proficiency regardless of their origin
- multiprofessional teams create training material for indiviual programms to increase language proficiency
- compensation for language disadvantages as well as assistance up until a first job qualification is achieved
- standardized federal training plans for teachers, educators and instructors with a compulsive module "German as a foreign language" as well as
extensive training opportunities for language advancement
- research that is in step with the actual practice, and a direct incorporation of the results at the schools
- a fair cooperation between pupils, parents, schools and company training institutions
Original Press Release in German:
Titel: „Sprachförderung für den Bildungserfolg“
„Sprachförderung in der Sekundarstufe I und II“ war Thema einer Fachtagung des Bundeselternrats vom 20. bis zum 22. September in Potsdam. Die wichtigste Erkenntnis fasst der Vorsitzende, Hans-Peter Vogeler, so zusammen: „Lehrkräfte aller Schulformen und aller Fächer brauchen Fortbildung für den sensiblen Umgang mit der deutschen Sprache, aber auch mit anderen Sprachen, die die Schüler mitbringen. Dies wäre ein großer Schritt zur Bildungsgerechtigkeit. Eine Schule, in der viele Sprachen gesprochen werden, ist kein Problemfall, sondern ein Haus der Chancen.“
In den Fachvorträgen wurde deutlich, wie häufig Besonderheiten der deutschen Bildungssprache für Schüler zum Problem werden. Wenn eine intensive und qualitativ hochwertige Sprachförderung betrieben wird, führt das zu deutlich besseren Schülerleistungen. Die Tagungsteilnehmer fordern in ihrer Resolution (siehe
http://tinyurl.com/mp33gyz) bundesweite Standards für die Sprachförderung in allen Fächern aller Schulformen und Sprachförderung als Teil der Aus- und Fortbildung aller Pädagogen.
We are the first generation of parents and educators learning to live with social networks – the first!
It is surprising that there should appear in the world of education, where everything would seem to have been invented over 2,500 years, new resources driving us to such a thorough recycling effort. Yet it happens.
It would be hard to imagine Aristotle’s work if he had been able to connect to Facebook and enter into a dialogue with, say, a Persian philosopher, and chat on Twitter with Alexander the Great, while exchanging whatsapp messages with some erudite Egyptian priest from Ptolemy’s court. The change that these new forms of communication bring to our lives is so great that we need to stop, take a deep breath and, after a while, think what we mean to do, where we want to go, and what our attitude ought to be in the face of the overwhelming response that our children have given to those new forms.
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