How do you get to be an entrepreneur? Personal circumstances and education are part of it. But finance and business economics are rarely taught in German schools. When it is, teachers often use materials provided by associations and corporations.
German pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds still lag behind their counterparts from affluent families, a new OECD study shows. But there was some good news as far as social mobility in education is concerned.
Pupil performance correlates with how society regards and pays its teachers, claims a 35-nation study done for a Dubai-based education entrepreneur. China is ranked top and Brazil the lowest, with Germany in midfield.
Most adults and teens in Germany believe that discussing assault and inequality in schools can help combat these problems. A majority of Germans also believe that workplace discrimination remains a major problem.
Starting elementary school is a big deal in Germany. It's a rite of passage - almost like graduation or a wedding. Parents invest lots to shower their first-grader with gifts. But what's with the obligatory paper cone?
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