Germany needs qualified professionals to maintain its strong economy. But investment in education lags behind that in some other industrialized countries. Regional differences are stark. New projects are adopting new approaches.
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.
More children are enrolled in German schools today as a result of higher birth rates and immigration. Still, a stark divide exists between those who are likely to attain a higher education and those who are not.
Finding work for refugees is not just important because of the income, it's also a symbol of successful integrationand being integrated into society. Entering the job market, however, remains difficult.
A new OECD study has found that a growing number of kids from non-academic families are succeeding at school in Germany. But despite recent positive reforms in the education system, there is still room for improvement.
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