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The wrong reform zeal to avenge

What was the excitement! Three years ago, the Swiss students in the Pisa Test from the drop in to read and for Education leaders across the country was clear: it must be the new computer-based method. The Confederation and the cantons were unusually harsh words to the OECD , the teachers even called for the withdrawal from the international student comparison.

Now the result is even more alarming than it was then. (Read here how bad the Swiss students are performing.) Every fourth 15-Year-old understands texts to be bad, to be able to challenges of everyday life or future career, to cope. Three years ago, it was still one out of every five. Asian and Eastern European students, at the Swiss youth pass.

Instead of looking for the guilty in the OECD, we should ask ourselves what the rooms here in the School is not running properly.

Thus, the negative Trend is compacted. A shame for a country that prides itself for its outstanding education system. According to calm the method of the critics suddenly become. To the right: Instead of looking for the guilty in the OECD, we should ask ourselves, what rooms running here in Switzerland, in the School properly.

The answer is incorrectly mounted reforms. Learning weak students are today integrated in the mainstream classes, classes are enlarged, lessons for "English as a second language," reduced, several foreign languages are taught. The schools in many places, to their limits. In the consequence of the individual development suffers, especially in the complex to accompanying linguistic area. This has, in turn, for those students more devastating consequences, the not also get at home with the necessary support.

Switzerland is in international comparison a desert, what relates to the early promotion.

In sharp contrast to the exaggerated enthusiasm for Reform in the school, the lack of action in pre-school age. Switzerland is in international comparison a desert, what relates to the early promotion. The language in this period the foundations for the skills provided. Studies show that when children from uneducated or foreign-language families are no longer able to catch up their deficits later in the school career complete.

at the beginning of the 2000s, had triggered the poor literacy results of the Pisa in Switzerland, a salutary shock. It is to be hoped that the recent results are again have such an effect – so that weak children the language of early support and the school will not be overwhelmed.

Created: 03.12.2019, 22:10 PM

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