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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.

It is not only about

It is not only about marks. 12.1 Poor marks do not mean that a child is ignorant. It goes without saying that marks are important. Your child may know much, but nevertheless have poor marks. Poor marks in a report card are not an automatic indication of how much your child knows or of how clever he or she is. History has taught us that there have been a number of very clever individuals who had poor marks in school. 12.2 Poor marks can have different causes. A child may have test anxieties, dislike his or her teacher, is picked on or bullied at school, have dyslexia (Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwäche) or dyscalculia (Rechenschwäche), has hit puberty and is listless, does not have any role models, is generally tired of school, is highly gifted and is bored in his or her class, can’t get organised and requires clearly defined rules, or has emotional problems. 12.3 Improving marks? It is possible, but every child is different. Once you and your child have discovered why marks are poor, you absolutely should attempt to change the situation. This will vary depending on the reason for poor marks: Help with homework, private tutoring, or mentoring. Some children need their parents to show more attention and more interest in learning; some need more supervision, discipline, and clearly defined rules; and yet others may need more motivation. Something that works well with one child, may not be very effective for another. It is particularly important that your child understands that you are serious, are going to stay on the ball, and that he or she will benefit. … 50 …

12.4 Poor marks are not the end of the world. It can happen that after you and your child have tried several times that there is nothing more you can do to improve marks. They simply remain worse than desired. It won’t help to blame your child. Consider what can be done together with your child and his or her class teacher. Example I: Your child has qualified for a general certificate of education – ordinary level after year 9. With career and vocational education and training, your child can qualify for a general certificate of education – advanced subsidiary level (mittlerer Schulabschluss). Example II: Your child’s grade point average (Notendurchschnitt) is not sufficient to qualify for an Abitur (general certificate of education – ad - vanced level) or a Fachabitur (applied general certificate of education). Your child can first complete career and vocational education and training and then attempt to complete the coursework for an Abitur or Fachabitur at a later date. 12.5 Marks are not everything. Personal skills are also in demand. From conversations with companies that offer career and vocational education and training, we know that report card marks are not always the most important thing being looked at when applicants are evaluated. This is of course dependent on the specific company. Internships (Praktika) In order for your child to familiarise him or herself with an occupation, it can be beneficial for him or her to do an internship at a company so that he or she can say afterwards that this is something he or she would like to do or this is something that he or she is not interested in. It is important for many companies to know that applicants have already familiarised themselves with the profession. Therefore, internships can be very beneficial. Volunteer work Your child does volunteer work, for example at a youth organisation, a club, in your community, tutors others, or helps in the organisation of neighbourhood celebrations. This demonstrates a sense of responsibility on the part of your child. … 51 …

Schule in Deutschland verstehen (englische Sprachfassung)
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