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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.

Every child has

Every child has strengths and weaknesses. 17.1 Children and teenagers don’t only learn at school. Children and teenagers are hardly conscious of the fact that they know and can do much more than what is indicated in their report cards. Frequently, parents aren’t even aware of this. A person learns and tries out new things not only at school, but also with family and friends, and when doing recreational activities and hobbies. This is how social, intercultural, and personal skills (soziale, interkulturelle und personale Kompetenzen) develop. For example: organisation or technical skills, multilingualism, or reliability. All companies find these and other skills very important and sometimes even more important than school marks. Therefore, your child should consciously develop these skills and mention them in applications. 17.2 Your family is like a small enterprise. Every family member has his or her own tasks to perform. Many young people assume important tasks in the family. They help younger brothers and sisters with homework, help with household chores, work in the family business, or take care of older family members. Undertaking such tasks, they learn and demonstrate very important character traits like responsibility and independence. … 70 …

17.3 Some children are already little professionals. Many young people interpret for their parents or grandparents, who don’t speak German, at government agency or doctor’s appointments, or act as mediators of different cultures, such as between parents and the school. Many are also very familiar with another country. Performing these activities, they acquire intercultural skills like interpreting, flexibility, empathy, and sociableness. They are not afraid of new things or being immersed in different languages and cultures. They have experienced misunderstandings and know how to cope with them. 17.4 Identifying strengths is not always easy for everyone, but important for professional life. There are children who have managed to struggle through from secondary modern school (Hauptschule) on to junior grammar school (Realschule) and from there get their Abitur (general certificate of education – ad - vanced level). Even if their school marks are not the best, these young people have demonstrated perseverance, a willingness to learn, and a sense of purpose which are important attributes for any profession. Important note: Your child should be able to talk about his or her strengths and achievements in an interview (Bewerbungsgespräch). In some cultures, it is not customary to talk about one’s own accomplishments. This is viewed as boasting. However, for applications it is very important that accomplishments are specified. … 71 …

Schule in Deutschland verstehen (englische Sprachfassung)
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