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Education in Germany. By: Emily Goss, Steph Leone, Billie Jo Keiser. Germany. Country in west-central Europe. Germany. Capital : Berlin Population : 82 million people Has the second largest population in Europe. German is the only official language. More than 99% can read and write.

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education in germany

Education in Germany

By: Emily Goss, Steph Leone, Billie Jo Keiser

germany
Germany
  • Country in west-central Europe.
germany1
Germany
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Population: 82 million people
  • Has the second largest population in Europe.
  • German is the only official language.
  • More than 99% can read and write.
elementary level education
Elementary Level Education
  • Pre-school education is optional.
  • It is not free.
  • Development is fostered through play.
  • There are waiting lists to attend these schools.
types of elementary level education
Types of Elementary Level Education
  • Nursery and day care services: Kinderkrippe
  • Private child care services: Tagesmütter
  • Preschool education: Kindergarten
private childcare services
Private Childcare Services
  • Private nannies or childcare called Tagesmütter .
  • Children 8 weeks old to 3 years.
  • Care provided in the home to a group of 4 or 5 children.
  • Similar to nanny services.
nurseries and day care services
Nurseries and Day-Care Services
  • Often called Kinderkrippe.
  • Children ages 1 to 3.
  • There is a fee for children to attend.
  • Resembles United States day care programs.
kindergarten
Kindergarten
  • Children age 3 to 6.
  • Half day: 8 am to 12 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm.
  • Full day
  • Often divided into groups by age.
  • Different from the formal education students receive in primary school.
costs
Costs
  • Usually based on parent income.
  • Kindergarten: 80 to 120 € per month.
  • Number of children and hours required influence the cost.
primary level
Primary Level
  • Grundschule
  • Schooling normally begins at six
  • Children attend grundschule for four years.
  • Teachers offer basic instruction to the core subjects
secondary level
Secondary Level
  • There are three different types
  • Haupstschule (grades 5-9)
  • Realschule (grades 5-10)
  • Gymnasium (grades 5-10)
hauptschule
Hauptschule
  • The main objective is to prepare students for their entry into the world of work.
  • All children learn English and sometimes French
  • Once students have obtained their leaving certificate, they can go into practical vocational training and start working in the public service.
realschule
Realschule
  • This schooling gives children a more broad general education and expects the students to have more independence.
  • With this certificate they have access to several training options such as vocational training, work in public service at either secretarial or executive level.
  • This is very popular in Germany.
gymnasium
Gymnasium
  • This is designed to provide students with an education which will enable them to pass the Abitur exam.
  • 8 or 9 years of school education
  • Secondary Level II which is the last two or three years of Gymnasium.
  • Students self select courses themselves
  • Have to select to Leistungskurse (special subjects)
the gesamtschule
The Gesamtschule
  • The comprehensive school
  • Comibines the elements from Hauptschule, Realschule and the Gymnasium.
  • 6th to 10th grade
cultural traditions
Cultural Traditions:
  • Planning is a big deal to them
  • Traditional greeting consists of a quick, firm handshake
  • Only close friends and relative are invited into their homes
  • No elbows on the table and finish your food
  • Work and personal lives are clearly divided
fun facts
Fun Facts:
  • German have made some great discoveries!
  • First to adopt DST
  • Home of Oktoberfest
  • The story of the Easter bunny
german black forest cake
German Black Forest Cake

Cake Ingredient:

Topping Ingredient:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-
  • purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans pitted tart cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
websites
Websites
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Germany
  • http://www.internations.org/germany-expats/guide/15985-family-children-education/childcare-and-kindergartens-in-germany-15989
  • http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/germany-facts.html
  • http://www.expatica.com/de/education/pre_school/Preschool-options-in-Germany_18248.html
  • http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/schools-german-education-system
  • http://www.expatica.com/de/education/school/The-ABCs-of-the-German-school-system_11321.html?ppager=0
  • http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/germany-country-profile.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10223647/Twenty-things-you-didnt-know-about-Germany.html
  • http://www.germany.travel/en/ms/german-originality/heritage/the-easter-bunny-the-tale-of-the-eggs.html
  • http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/german-black-forest-cake
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