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  • Summary: The Importance Of Holocaust Education

    the Holocaust often have very limited Holocaust knowledge and these students, “seek a ‘normal’ German national identity and feel the Holocaust is too much of a burden, not an important part of German history.” He has seen that the students who want to be proud of Germany again, tend to not be interested in the Holocaust and thus want to spend less time learning about it (Frontline). While it may seem that a student’s own motivation and German pride impedes Holocaust education, the German school structure and subsequently the time spent covering the Holocaust is problematic. As mentioned previously, students who attend Gymnasium will receive a formal Holocaust education at least twice in their schooling, while those in Realschule and Hauptschule…

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  • Essay On German Culture

    If the student successfully completes an apprenticeship program, they receive certification in a particular trade or field of work. No matter what kind of school a German student attends, they must complete at least nine years. If they drop out of Gymnasium, they will be required to fulfill the rest of the nine years in either Realschule or Hauptschule. Also unlike the United States, foreign language is required for five years, usually beginning at a young age, compared to our three years in…

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  • Germany's Education System

    college if the student has decent grades. The way each country sets up their school system dictates which students will be the most successful, and which will fall off into a dead end job. Once the fourth grader completes their placement test they can get put in Gymnasium, Realschule, or Hauptschule. Each has their own curriculum and goals for its students. Gymnasium has an intense focus on higher education and going to college after pupils finish. If they are one of the lucky students that is…

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  • The Importance Of Education In Germany And The United States

    to meet the needs of individual students, and of putting too much weight on standardized examinations. Conversely, Germany has gone in the opposite direction. Their system is intended so that every student meets his or her individual potential, and their idea is achieved by breaking students up in accordance with their needs. At age 10 (12 in Berlin and Brandenburg), students are placed in one of the three school pathways that follow: Hauptschule, aimed at preparing students to enter the…

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  • Education For Profit, Education For Democracy, By Martha Nussbaum

    the country has attained some level of vocational qualification, with 1/3 of that being university degrees (Destatis, 2015). It is evident from this that the engineering industry and education must have relative successes. Not only is most of the country literate and certified as skilled workers, but the country itself benefits from its prominent technical industries. German education is strategically structured and tiered for students at an age as young as 10. Students attend Kindergarten and…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The American Education System

    I picked Germany because I already referenced it and most people point to Germany when comparing education systems. Like America, kids at the age of six until the age of ten are enrolled in elementary school, Grundshule in German. But that’s where most of the similarities between German and American education disappear. After elementary school students have the option, depending on their grades, of three different high schools. If you have below-average grades you would go to a high school…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Personal Experiences Of Immigrants

    until I did more research on the topic. Apparently, German workers fewer hours per week (35 hours, on average) and have an average of 24 paid vacation days (Sarva, 2014). It has been said that Germans, even though working fewer hours, are some of the most productive people in Europe (Sarva, 2014). The education system in Germany is very interesting. Kindergarten is considered voluntary and is not part of the state’s school system (“Aspects of Culture,” n.d.). Primary school lasts for a total…

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  • Individualism And Collectivism In Germany Essay

    “Femininity stands for a society in which social gender roles overlap: Both men and women are supposed to be modest, tender, and concerned with the quality of life.” From Hofstede (2001), Culture’s Consequences, 2nd ed. p 297. Germany is a highly masculine country, performance is highly valued and it is required since young. There is a wage inequalities, ‘soft’ jobs such as nursing typically pays less than jobs that is considered to be done by men. Germany uses an interesting school system,…

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