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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.

What can you do? 1. This

What can you do? 1. This table can help you and your child compare the advantages and disadvantages of career and vocational training, university studies, and a work-study degree programme (duales Studium). Advantages Integrated Career and Vocational Education and Training (duale Ausbildung) 1. Apprenticeship pay, earlier financial independence 2. Practical experience right from day one 3. Good chances to get a position in the company where job training was conducted 4. Clear learning objectives provided by instructors 5. Relatively brief training period (2 to 3 years) University Studies 1. Unemployment risk is lower in comparison to persons who have not studied (this depends on the profession) 2. Higher average income (this depends on the profession) 3. Possibility of an academic/ scientific career 4. Possibility of being able to work in more than one profession Work-Study Degree Programme (duales Studium) 1. Higher trainee allowance than with integrated career and vocational education and training 2. Bachelor’s degree and a vocational training certificate are awarded: Two diplomas at once 3. Practical experience right from the start and much theoretical knowledge 4. Good chances to get a position in the company where job training was conducted Prerequisites and possible disadvantages Integrated Career and Vocational Education and Training (duale Ausbildung) 1. Lower average salary than persons with a university degree (this naturally depends on the profession) 2. Job options are limited to the vocational occupation University Studies 1. Abitur or Fachabitur is required 2. Studying is financially expensive 3. Less practical experience 4. Responsible for finding your own employment after getting your degree 5. You must be organised and be able to work independently Work-Study Degree Programme (duales Studium) 1. Abitur or Fachabitur is required 2. Much time and effort is required 3. You must be organised and be able to work independently 4. No semester break, but rather 24 to 30 days of holiday a year 5. Challenging application process … 56 …

2. If your child has set his or her sights on one particular profession or university, consider some alternatives together with your child, for example similar types of occupations. This way, your child would have some other options in case it does not work out with a trainee position or university. 3. Procure the address for the career or student-counselling centre at the German employment agency (Agentur für Arbeit) or for another suitable information and consultation centre. (Keep in mind that it does not look good for you to call and make an appointment on behalf of your child. Your child should call and make the appointment.) 4. Accompany your child: You can accompany your child as a curious spectator when he or she visits an education and job fair or something similar. This way you both can gather information and discuss these topics together. If you would like to learn more … … about career and vocational education and training or university: www.bachelor-studium.net/ausbildung-oder - studium.php … 57 …

Schule in Deutschland verstehen (englische Sprachfassung)
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