Munich (dpa/lby) - The education union GEW Bayern calls for a comprehensive package of measures to remedy the pandemic-related deficits of high school students in the Free State - far beyond the missed lessons. All pupils should receive even more personal advice and support, "especially in psychological, physical and social terms," announced the GEW on Tuesday in Munich. This would require more psychologists and social workers in the schools, but also more offers for health care and health promotion.
School career counseling should also be intensified. "All of this is the necessary basis for successful learning and healthy personality development," the statement said. The state technical group for grammar schools sees a great need in the area of social behavior and community building. "There are still very large deficits here, also at the grammar schools," emphasized GEW expert Angelika Altenthan. Likewise, more time is needed to close gaps in basic knowledge.
"Many of these measures are long overdue," added Altenthan. "With the serious consequences of the pandemic for the high schools, they seem all the more urgent." The proposal includes many individual measures, from individual help to structural changes in school and lesson organization.