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  • Germany: Pedagogical experience in Berlin to better integrate immigrant children

    In the face of repeated violence at the Rutli school located in the poor neighbourhood of Neukölln in Berlin, teachers were asked to close their facility in March 2006 . The mayor responded by gathering on the same site a primary school, a middle school and a high school in order to adapt the teaching to the levels of students. This mix […]
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  • Germany: We need teachers that understand what it means to be different

    Sanem Kleff, a teacher born in Ankara and brought up in Hamburg, studied to be a teacher in Turkey and worked in a school in Berlin. Nowadays, she is manager of the ‘School without Racism‘ project, founded during the 1990s when molotov cocktails were through at asylum seekers. Kleff explains that the reasons there are few teachers with a migrant […]
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  • Promoting bilingual education in Germany

    Although more support measures have been introduced in Germany to support language learning during early childhood education, many children with a migration background are still not sufficiently fluent in German. In Hamburg, for instance, 25 percent of all children in pre-school are having difficulties speaking German on a level high enough to enter elementary school. German politicians therefore often appeal […]
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  • North Rhine-Westphalia: More migrant students are completing higher secondary education

    An increasing number of students in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia are successfully completing higher education. In 2012, 44 percent of native students and 35 percent of migrant students completed higher secondary education, allowing them to enter university. Compared to 2005, when percentages lay around 36 and 28 respectively, this a very positive trend. At the same time, fewer students […]
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