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  Education in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Germany, the 16 states have the exclusive responsibility in the field of education.
In Germany, education is the responsibility of the states (Länder) and part of their constitutional sovereignty (Kulturhoheit der Länder).
This might also have to do with the fact that the credit system is unknown in Germany so far, although it is being introduced with the Bologna process that is intended to unify education and degrees for all EU states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_in_Germany   (4561 words)

 Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, whose unexpectedly high demands were perceived as humiliating in Germany, as a continuation of the war by other means and a breaking of traditional post-war diplomacy that included negotiations between the victors and vanquished.
Germany and Berlin were occupied and partitioned by the Allies into four military occupation zones – French in the south-west, British in the north-west, American in the south-east, and Soviet in the north-east.
Germany is located in Central Europe and shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germany   (7350 words)

 Adult Education in Germany - Chair of Andragogy Uni Bamberg
Adult education, as it is understood in Germany, comprises various roots and traditions: liberal arts enrichment for developing individuals, enlightenment for emancipation and political understanding, action, and empowerment, as well as value-based social education and improvement, and training for better performance in work and private life.
Regarding the state influence in Germany three levels have to be discriminated: the federal government, the state governments of the sixteen federal states forming the Federal Republic of Germany, and the local and regional city-administrations.
The blossoming of adult education as a field of study, together with emphasis on research, theory work, and other scholarly activities in the last 30 years has led to the development of an academic body of knowledge, university based institutionalization, and the emergence of a science that deals with the education of adults.
web.uni-bamberg.de /ppp/andragogik/AEinGrmy.htm   (6680 words)

 Birgit Weber: Economic Education in Germany (sowi-onlinejournal)
It is rather difficult to describe economic education in Germany: (1) Due to German federalism the sixteen German Länder (2) are independent in terms of educational policy.
On the other side the ministers of education and cultural affairs (KMK 2001a) agreed, that economic education is an indispensable factor of general education and an educational aim of schools providing general education.
(1) Although the situation of economic education in germany has not been carried out thouroughly up to now, there are some exceptions to be mentioned: Due to the pressure to forcen economic education the KMK gave an overview about the situation of economic education in their countries.
www.sowi-onlinejournal.de /2002-2/germany_weber.htm   (5963 words)

 Germany Info: Information Services: Archives: Background Papers
Education in Germany is the responsibility of the federal states (L”nder).
Education policy is coordinated on a national level by a standing conference of state (Land) ministers of education and cultural affairs.
The rebuilding of political institutions in western Germany and postwar political education were largely determined by a serious effort to try to understand the horrors of the Nazi dictatorship and by searching for safeguards in order to prevent history from repeating itself.
www.germany.info /relaunch/info/archives/background/holocaust.html   (1570 words)

 AllRefer.com - Germany - Education - Historical Background | German Information Resource
Because education in Germany costs little compared with that in the United States, for example, and because educational support of various kinds is widely available, Germa ns are likely to receive education and training suited to their abilities and desires.
The defeat of Prussia by France led to a reform of education by the Berlin scholar Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835).
Thus, the West German education system was shaped by the democratic values of federalism, individualism, and the provision of a range of educational choices and opportunities by a variety of public and private institutions.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/germany/germany84.html   (1765 words)

 Holocaust Education in Germany
Outbreaks of xenophobic violence in Germany, arson attacks on Holocaust memorials, the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, and, above all, the sight of "skinhead" youths bedecked with rightwing insignia have caused some observers to question whether the Holocaust is studied in Germany after all.
Education in Germany is the responsibility of the federal states (Lander).
Recently, the Israeli education expert, Chaim Schatzker, who has examined German textbooks since the early 1960s, stated that although he was not entirely satisfied with everything he had read, the treatment of antisemitism as part of German history was adequate in general, and exemplary in some textbooks.
www.iearn.org /hgp/aeti/aeti-1998-no-frames/holocaust-ed-in-germany.htm   (1409 words)

There are general secondary education schools, special schools for the physically or mentally handicapped within the system of general and vocational education, and full- or part-time vocational schools (10th/11th grade on).
Secondary education is compulsory and tuition is free.
It is awarded by the departments of universities and equivalent higher education institutions, usually on the basis of a post-doctoral thesis and a public lecture followed by a discussion.
www.euroeducation.net /prof/germanco.htm   (2670 words)

 Reconciliation: History Education Project: Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In many analyses (West) Germany is portrayed as having taken the lead in an acknowledgment of historical guilt for the atrocities of World War II and attempts to atone for it during the postwar period.
Because he concluded his fieldwork in Germany in 1998, given lag times of the publication of teaching materials and their subsequent availability in archives, he was only able to include materials that had been published until 1995.
For East Germany this gave him complete coverage of teaching materials, but for (West, then unified) Germany, he was unable to include materials that had been drafted after unification and thus might have been influenced in their portrayals of the nation by Germany’s new national and geopolitical situation.
www.cceia.org /page.php/prmID/203   (793 words)

 [1995] 4 Web JCLI
Education at university is free of charge to the student, though subsistence is not provided in the form of a grant.
It may also be that the length of time spent in legal education as a whole is a factor which is being taken into account in current discussions on the future of legal education in Germany.
Since the educational control is in the hands of the State (who control finance, the curriculum, the examination system and the second stage of training) it would not be surprising that the State is less than lavish when funding law schools.
webjcli.ncl.ac.uk /articles4/leith4.html   (8596 words)

 Early Childhood Education in Germany
Germany IV The John F. Kennedy Elementary School is a German-American public school in Berlin.
Both have elementary and secondary education that is usually free and most schools are coeducational.
Almost all elementary, secondary, and the higher education schools are open to the public.
www.usd.edu /tet/multicultural/resources/germany.htm   (1574 words)

 International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame - Oklahoma Center of Continuing Education at the University ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Born in Heidelberg in 1926, Gunther Dohmen is the refounding Director of the German Institute of Adult Education in Frankfurt.
He has been a teacher of higher education in Germany since 1956 and has greatly contributed to the heritage of adult and continuing education in Germany and many other countries.
Gunther Dohmen began teaching as Professor of Education at the University of Tubingen in 1966 and was the Founding Director of the German Institute for Distant Studies at the University of Tubingen, a position he held until 1979.
tel.occe.ou.edu /halloffame/1999/dohmen.html   (315 words)

 BMBF: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
If we want to secure the future opportunities of the younger generation in Germany, we need superior quality in education and training and we must support the many different talents and excellence in German science and research.
Education and Research enjoy the highest priority within the work of the Federal Government.
Germany is to get top-class universities which are internationally attractive.
www.bmbf.de /en   (646 words)

 Education Germany Europe Regional
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History remains a volatile area of the curriculum in Germany, Japan and the...
The nearest big towns are Aachen, Germany (where Charlemagne lived), and Maastricht, which...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Germany/Education   (453 words)

 HMI World | Features | Education Reform in Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Now, with an eye to helping develop its model for educational innovation throughout the region, LMU is creating a center of excellence in Munich that will help develop programs to improve medical education, health care management, and the conduct of clinical trials, and will serve as a non-governmental voice for reform in Germany and Europe.
In Germany, students in general have a sound theoretical training, but they have voiced their desire for a more integrated curriculum that better prepares them for the clinical problems they will encounter as doctors.
In addition to undergraduate medical education, the Institute will offer programs that bring the same emphasis on innovation to postgraduate and continuing medical education, executive education, the education of allied health personnel, and possibly the general public.
hmiworld.org /hmi/issues/March_April_2002/german_reform.html   (821 words)

As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations.
In January 2002, Germany and 11 other EU countries introduced a common European currency, the euro.
On October 3, 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic unified in accordance with Article 23 of the FRG Basic Law.
www.visiteuropeonline.com /germany/education.htm   (897 words)

 Germany - Junior Secondary Education
Secondary education, the third level of education, is divided into two levels: junior secondary education (also called intermediate secondary education) and senior secondary education.
Junior secondary education starts with two years (grades five and six) of orientation courses during which students explore a variety of educational career paths open to them.
In the 1990s, the Gymnasium continued to be the primary educational route into the universities, although other routes have been created.
countrystudies.us /germany/129.htm   (589 words)

 Higher Education in GERMANY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Germany there are at present some 312 state and state-recognised higher education institutions divided into three types.
A second strand of higher education establishment is the Kunst-und Musikhochschulen which, as well as the corresponding subject areas in the universities and Gesamthochschulen, provide training in the fine arts and performing arts and also in music subjects.
There are various language courses available through the German cultural institute (the Goethe-Institut) in Germany or abroad, as well as courses offered by language schools and higher education institutions in Germany; these include summer holiday courses, pre-study courses and courses accompanying regular study.
www.intstudy.com /study_abroad/livfiles/andsa4104.htm   (693 words)

 R.M.Delling: Distance Education in Germany
Universities as defined in the federal University Framework Law (HRG) are the Universities, the Colleges of Education, the Art Schools, the Technical Universities and the other educational establishments which are universities according to the law of the state (Land).
There is often, generally speaking, a definite reservation in the universities about distance education for the reason, among others, that their present infrastructure is not really suited to the establishment of distance learning courses.
Foundation courses will be replaced by the successful completion of a course of study in the relevant faculty of a college of technology, a college of education or a professional training establishment or by gaining a certificate in foundation studies at a university.
www.fernuni-hagen.de /ZIFF/v2-ch43a.htm   (1098 words)

 Education - KnowledgeStorm Germany Results for Education
This brief looks at the main concerns of higher education institutions in the US and details where they are spending their security budgets.
May 2004 - (Paid) By providing granular analysis of the technology spending plans of the education, local government, healthcare and police sectors, this end-user study offers insights into the networking, application, security and outsourcing spending plans of major short-term opportunities in the UK public sector.
Germany is a part of the KnowledgeStorm Network.
knowledgestorm.de /search/keyword/ksde/Education/Education   (1647 words)

 Germany - Vocational Education and Training
The German education system has been praised for its ability to provide quality general education combined with excellent specific training for a profession or a skilled occupation.
The length of schooling/training depends on prior vocational experience and may entail one year of full-time instruction or up to three years of part-time training.
The federal government and the Länder share in the financing of vocational education in public vocational schools, with the federal government bearing a slightly higher share (58 percent in 1991) than the Länder.
countrystudies.us /germany/131.htm   (427 words)

 SSRN-Educational Attainment and Returns to Education in Germany by Andreas Ammermueller, Andrea Weber
This paper presents evidence on the development of educational attainment and its returns on the labor market in Germany in the time period 1985-2002.
We analyze micro-census data in addition to GSOEP data, which allows estimating returns to tertiary education separately by subject of degree for the first time for Germany in such detail.
The data indicate an educational expansion, especially for women in West Germany, which is coherent with the relatively high returns to this group.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=711063   (293 words)

 Education in Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Germany is one of our key partners in Science, Technology and Education since many decades.
Germany has studied these reasons and has now come out with measures to attract more foreign students, scientists and scholars for education and research recently.
The German Government has taken a decision to introduce B Tech and M Tech courses in English and are targetting about 20% of foreign students in German Universities in the coming years.
www.ias.ac.in /currsci/feb25/articles6.htm   (277 words)

 Learning in Other Cultures | Education in Germany - Start Learning Young!
In 1837, German education pioneer Friedrich Fröbel started the first kindergarten, which means "garden of children," as a place where pre-school-aged children could learn, play, and grow together.
Germany has exceptional education, and school is required for children from age 6-15.
Here's some programs that might help you develop that interest: early childhood education; tourism & travel; graduate degrees in teaching; and online language courses.
www.worldwidelearn.com /learning-other-cultures/education-germany.htm   (273 words)

 PBU M.S. in Education, Kandern Germany Campus
The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in International Education provides an excellent opportunity for international and national English-speaking educators to earn a graduate degree (fully accredited) by attending classes at the Kandern, Germany campus.
Philadelphia Biblical University exists to educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically-minded, well-educated, and professionally competent men and women of character.
The Graduate Education Program is recognized in evangelical circles worldwide for its preparation of international and national English-speaking educators for leadership positions.
www.pbu.edu /academic/ed/msed/germany   (565 words)

 Masters/PhD in Engineering - Education in Germany free tution
Germany is the only country which has recognised ancient Indian cuture and civilization since the 1900's.
I am going to Germany to study SAP and I would like to get work experience in SAP as it is so hard to get in Australia, but so common in Germany.
I think that Germany is a great country to offer international people free study (although I have to pay my country fees as I am an exchange not international student) at a good standard.
www.infozee.com /forums/about2155.html   (2359 words)

 Education - British Council Germany
If you work in a UK Higher Education institution and are interested in the German market we can help with your enquiries.
A series of seminars to facilitate the dialogue on a range of current educational topics between German and British education professionals.
It allows teachers in Germany, England, France and Spain to use ICT and to gather and create internationalised classroom materials and collaborate in simple projects with teachers in those other countries.
www.britishcouncil.de /e/education   (363 words)

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