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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 have many

Parents have many rights. 9.1 Parents’ rights are found in the education act. School systems in every federal state are governed by the respective state education act (Schulgesetz). The act also covers how schools should cooper ate with parents in the education of pupils. The act sets forth parental rights. The language of these acts is difficult to understand. For example, parents are allowed to … inspect their child’s school record (Schülerakte), for instance the file from the school’s guidance counsellor (Schulberatungsdienst) or school physician or nurse (schulärztlicher Dienst). Parents may only inspect school files at the school upon making an appointment with the teacher. sit in on classes for a time and observe class instruction. exempt their child from attending religion class. request that teachers present and explain your child’s class work and tests, marks, and report card. inquire about lessons, the class, or the school, for instance what methods and materials are used to teach your child. express desires or complaints to the teacher with respect to lessons at parent meetings. 9.2 Parents are not allowed an absolute free hand and that is probably a good thing. For example, parents may not … select a particular teacher or class for their child. define what and how teachers should teach. decide whether their child should be assigned homework or not. take their child out of school early for holidays, or delay their child’s return to school beyond scheduled holidays. … 38 …

exempt their child from physical education or sex education classes. schedule their child’s lessons or have marks changed. If for personal, religious, or ideological reasons you are uncomfortable with particular school topics and activities, you should contact the school. The school is required to demonstrate openness for different values in society. Parents can demand neutrality and tolerance from the school. 9.3 After primary school: Academic track recommendation and parental right of choice. The academic track recommendation (Schullaufbahnempfehlung) is the primary school’s recommendation with respect to secondary school. Your child’s primary school will inform you about your child’s performance and the requirements and expectations at different secondary schools during your child’s final year at primary school (depending on the federal state this will be in year 4 or year 6). In order to receive a recommendation for grammar school (Gymnasialempfehlung), your child must have good or very good marks in German, mathematics, and science (this subject has a different name in every federal state). If primary school lasts six years, then your child must also show good performance in a foreign language. Nevertheless, in some German federal states parents may send their child to the school type of their choice de - spite the academic track recommendation. This is called the parental right of choice (Elternwahlrecht). In other federal states, the academic track recommendation has precedence over the parental right of choice. However, if you do not agree with the academic track recommendation, there is almost always a possibility to have the recommendation reviewed. Consult your parents’ council. … 39 …

Schule in Deutschland verstehen (englische Sprachfassung)
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