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  • New quality concept for the education system in Baden-Württemberg

    In order to avoid repeating the disappointing results from the last IQB national assessment study the government in Baden-Württemberg has launched a new quality concept for school improvement. The aim of the concept is to boost teaching quality through the use of evidence-based analysis and scientifically verified findings. In...

  • Head teacher suing Education Senator because of inclusion policy

    The head teacher of a Bremen grammar school is taking legal action against the Bremen Senator for Education, Claudia Bodegan. The reason is the planned creation of an inclusion class in year 5, which the head teacher opposes. The coming school year would see an inclusive class incorporating pupils with perception disorders and...

  • Number of university students without ‘Abitur’ reaches record high

    According to a survey by the CHE Centre for Higher Education 57,000 students currently on courses at German universities and colleges do not have a higher education entrance qualification or A-level equivalent. This number has doubled since 2010 and has now reached a record high in Germany. For almost ten years it has been...

  • Compulsory school attendance for three-year-olds in France

    France is to make it compulsory for three-year olds to attend preschool. French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced at an early childhood education conference in Paris that a regulation to this effect will come into force in summer 2019. Almost no other country requires children to attend preschool at such a young age. Compulsory...

  • New Turkish lessons in Berlin

    Turkish lessons had been the responsibility of the Turkish embassy and were taught by teachers from Turkey. The consular lessons had been criticised for teaching content from the Koran in addition to the Turkish language. As an alternative to the controversial consular lessons, 20 Berlin primary schools are now offering ‘Turkish...

  • Better National Cooperation on Education Planned

    German cultural ministers resolved at a plenary session on 15.03.2018 to introduce far-reaching measures to improve transparency, comparability and quality in the German education system. The resolution is designed to consolidate the foundations for a functioning system of education federalism, which will stimulate improvements to...

  • Findings of an opinion poll by the CDU/CSU: 45 % of Germans are dissatisfied with the education system

    The market research institute Insa Consulere conducted a representative survey of over 4000 people in January 2018 on behalf of the CDU/CSU. The core finding of this survey is that 45 per cent of Germans are dissatisfied with the education system in their state. Inclusion is also a subject concerning many: 62 per cent of...

  • Veranstaltung: 15.03.2018 - 15.03.2018 Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig

    Deutscher Lehrertag (German Teacher's Day) 2018, spring conference

    The Verband Bildungsmedien e. V. has worked together with the Verband Bildung und Erziehung to again organise the German Teachers‘ Day ( Deutschen Lehrertag ), which will take place on 15 May 2018 as part of the Leipzig Book Fair. The theme of the event will be ‘Time for change: Dare to be more optimistic’. The...

  • Veranstaltung: 13.03.2018 - 14.03.2018 NH Collection, Friedrichstraße 96, Berlin

    Open Science Conference 2018

    With a focus on FAIR data principles and research data infrastructure, the Open Science Conference 2018 will revolve around the Open Science Movement, serving as a forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners and other stakeholders to discuss and exchange ideas and experience. The conference is organised by the Leibniz...

  • Media studies to become compulsory in schools in North Rhine-Westphalia

    The education minister for the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Yvonne Gebauer (FDP) is currently preparing an edict that will require media studies to be integrated into school lessons. Schools will be asked to prepare concepts by 2021, outlining how media studies can be integrated into teaching across disciplines. The ...