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Parents punish financially is the wrong way

once Again, the Thurgau, in the educational policy caused a sensation. And once again, he raises an uncomfortable debate to a Problem that the schools in othe

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Parents punish financially is the wrong way

once Again, the Thurgau, in the educational policy caused a sensation. And once again, he raises an uncomfortable debate to a Problem that the schools in other German-speaking Swiss cantons. In many places, a high percentage of children gärtler speaks to bad English. Often it is children who were born in Switzerland and whose parents have been living here for a long time.

education experts agree: anyone Who starts his school career with language deficits, is also later disadvantages. In this respect, the concerns of the Thurgau Parliament is entitled to the parents in such cases, it is better in the duty – especially as the preschool consisted of language training offers. But the way the politicians want to choose, is not right.

Who starts his school career with language deficits, is also later disadvantages.

Instead, the parents punish when their kindergarten children have poor knowledge of the German language, should be provided to the course earlier and more comprehensive. The Canton of Basel-city in front of it does: It clarifies the support needs of preschool age in a systematic way. A child speaks the language of the country, too bad, it must be in a subsidised play group or nursery Language. Such a binding scheme could be introduce via the cantonal law on primary schools – this needs no amendment to the Constitution.

But the policy needs to drop their fear of a structured promotion, more early. Today, it is of interest to the municipalities often only at school entry, which conditions the children have to bring gärtler. This has especially consequences for children from migrant families are far-reaching, such as last year's national education report has shown. Thus, for example, the sec-II-graduation rate is significantly lower than those of the students from Swiss families.

Clear: early intervention costs. The great cantons of Zurich and Bern don't want to, therefore, introduce the Basel model. However, the investment would be worthwhile – not only for the individuals Concerned, and also for the whole society.

(Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 12.02.2019, 09:23 PM

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