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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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