Concept for problem schools: there are talented people everywhere

For the new school year it will be different again. The hope is now all in the total school in the Ferdinand street in Cologne-Mühlheim. Where normally, 850 chi

Concept for problem schools: there are talented people everywhere

For the new school year it will be different again. The hope is now all in the total school in the Ferdinand street in Cologne-Mühlheim. Where normally, 850 children and young people frolicking, were only a few classes in all the class rooms. All of what the school offers else, to its special profile, did not come to fruition. "Our students had only three hours of class a day," says Director Monika Raabe, the Director for the nine years of the school. Normally the school runs in the all-day operation with a wide range, in addition to the regular classes.

Inge Kloepfer

Freelance writer in the economy of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in Berlin.

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in Front of one and a half years, Monika Raabe and her Team at the school have applied to attempt the "talent school", a program launched by the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, in order to improve the chances of children in schools in socially difficult areas. "About 60 percent of the children are learning exempt funds," says Raabe in the politically correct social vocabulary.

In plain text, this means: 60 percent of children come from households in difficult social situation, in which the parents are on state support. "I would also estimate that at least 90 percent of children have a Background of non-German origin." Anyone who knows schools, knows that it is neither the artist nor her Team particularly easy, and certainly not the children and young people. And that the school can discriminate as the sender: "Tell me, what school you go to, and I'll tell you who you are."

2500 Euro for annual in-service training of the teacher

In North Rhine-Westphalia, this should change now for such schools actually. The School and education Minister Yvonne Gebauer (FDP) has called for 2019, the school trial "school Talent" to life, 60 education and training take part in the end of schools. In the selection of indicators for the district, and the school played a role in the evaluation of school supervision.

"is the theme of the unequal educational opportunities, unfortunately, and in spite of many political efforts acute," says Minister Gebauer, "even if it has recently given a slight improvement." The need to address this for the whole of society, because of socio-economic disadvantage were to be held in many fields. The school and the teachers could not alone compensate for the never complete.

After all, the Minister has decided to distribute the resources of your school budget is a little bit different. In the case of the talent schools that looks like this: first, you get a fifth more teachers than before. A school has 50 full-time teachers, and gets you ten. In addition, 2500 Euro for annual in-service training of teachers available.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 12:20

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