Germany is not, of course, been puncture-free, but in comparison to some other country quite well by the Corona-crisis came. A big flaw is in the preliminary pandemic, balance sheet, however, is obvious: The state of exception of the past few months has exposed the weaknesses of the German education system is relentlessly open.
A parental survey conducted by the Munich-based Ifo Institute comes to alarming results. During the pandemic, has halved the time in which children and young people with school employees, on an average of 3.6 hours of the day.
The quality of teaching was questionable: by far the most common learning activity was to scroll the editing Tasks. As the students worked, the controlled many teachers only sporadically or not at all. Only one of 20 students in Germany came in the enjoyment of daily common lessons, for example, by Video or telephone conference.
has started a New school year with reduced normality
Now, in the first of the länder, the new school year, and the Minister of culture put on the return to limited normality. After children and young people months were long a large part of the home, you return full-time in the class room. This is all well and good, because even the most sophisticated distance learning can't replace the direct interaction in the classroom.
But hardly any schools are open, close the first again. If even one student or teacher has become infected outside of the school, will be sent to half of the schools for safety's sake, in quarantine. If one day turns out that in the school also someone infected, is the school rule generally again facing an uncertain future.
it is To be feared, unfortunately, that Home schooling is similarly unsatisfactory as during the school closures in the spring. There is, gently said, little evidence that ministries of education and schools have used the summer months to improve the organisational preparations for the poor quality of the distance education significantly.
of Course it is a big task to organize for millions of students in the classroom at home. But a thing of the impossibility, there should be no more after five months. In the universities of the country such as the conversion seems to have much better works than elsewhere in the education system. Funding projects for disadvantaged children show for years, that already in basic school age with the Tablet in the Hand of successful digital Learning is possible. At-the-money it is not missing as well: In the funding pot "digital Pact school" billions that are been retrieved in the first year, but only slowly.Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 10:19