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Understanding School in Germany

Im Buch »Schule in Deutschland verstehen. Grundwissen für Eltern« geht es um zwei Themen, die alle Familien mit Kindern früher oder später betreffen: Schule und Berufswahl. Diese Fragen kommen den meisten Eltern sicherlich bekannt vor: Wie kann ich mein Kind vor Beginn der Schule und während der Schulzeit unterstützen? Welche Rolle spielen wir als Eltern bei der Berufswahl unseres Kindes? Welche Rechte und Pflichten haben wir als Eltern? Was passiert nach der Schule? 100 kurze und verständliche Texte enthalten Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen. Dieses Buch zeigt die vielen Möglichkeiten auf, wie Eltern mit der Schule zusammenarbeiten können. Es ist einfach zu lesen und enthält 20 kurze Kapitel. Jedes Kapitel enthält 5 wichtige Informationen zu einem Thema. Außerdem gibt es konkrete Tipps und zusätzliche Informationsquellen. Das Buch kann bei Elternveranstaltungen, Elternabenden an Schulen sowie in der außerschulischen Elternbildung eingesetzt werden. »Schule in Deutschland verstehen« gibt es mittlerweile in insgesamt sechs Sprachfassungen: Arabisch, Deutsch, Englisch, Persisch, Russisch und Türkisch.

Parents can do more than

Parents can do more than just sell cakes! 8.1 The school must include parents. It’s the law! Some parents spend a lot of time at their child’s school. Other parents only make an appearance at the school if their child is having some sort of difficulties. The same is true of teachers. Some teachers visit the homes of their pupils and get personally acquainted with the parents, and others say, ”without parents things would be better off at school.” In any event, every school must work closely with parents according to the law. 8.2 It is unusual if you do not receive post from the school. Every year every school plans certain dates for all parents. For example: dates of registration (Anmeldetermine), parents’ evenings (Elternabende), parent conference days (Elternsprechtage), school events (Schulfeste), or information about excursions. Usually these invitations arrive via ”satchel post” (Ranzenpost) – meaning that they are placed in your child’s school bag. Each invitation from the school must overcome several hurdles to reach you at home. Hurdle number 1: Your child makes the invitation disappear. (”My parents will never find out about the parents’ evening!”) Hurdle number 2: Some parents don’t read the letters. (”Another letter from the state, throw it away!”) Hurdle number 3: The letter is boring or difficult to understand. (”What do they want from me? I don’t understand anything!”) Therefore, if you haven’t received any letters from the school or do not understand those letters that you have received, you should inquire with your child’s teacher. … 34 …

8.3 There are two ways in which you can participate at school. The first way: There are official channels of cooperation which are the same for all schools and classes with in your federal state according to law. Not all parents can or want to use these official channels. That is why there is the second way: Informal channels of cooperation which can vary from school to school or class to class. 8.4 The first way: Official channels of cooperation. For every class, parents’ representatives (Elternvertreterinnen/Elternvertreter) will be elected, and together with the class teacher they will inform the other parents about current events affecting life at school. They participate in grading and school conferences (Zeugnis- und Schulkonferenzen) and sometimes mediate in cases of conflict. Moreover, the parents’ representatives elect eligible parents to sit on the parents’ council (Elternrat) which participates in the decision-making process with respect to all important issues affecting the school. These kinds of parental committees (Elterngremien) exist at every school, in every district, at the German state and federal government levels, and even at the EU level. They have various names such as parents’ committee (Elternausschuss), parents’ advisory council (Elternbeirat), parents’ board (Elternkammer), parents’ conference (Elternkonferenz), parents’ association (Elternverband), or delegation of parents (Elternvertretung). The idea is all the same: You represent the interest of the parents, just as a member in parliament, and therefore your own interests. As a parent, you are eligible to participate at every level. You can run for election or attend meetings as a guest. … 35 …

Schule in Deutschland verstehen (englische Sprachfassung)
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