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The wrong students attend the school?

At the high school are occupied from 20 to 30 percent of the seats of the wrong young people: this was the spicy result of the latest survey in the longitudinal study, which leads the Zurich education Directorate since 2003. It is probably also to other cantons transferred. Because the Problem is not with the place of residence, but with social origin.

According to the study, had a large number of pupils that come from underprivileged social layers, due to their performance is actually a claim to a place at the Gymi. Only are these seats taken by young people with privileged backgrounds. The share of 20 to 30 percent is so great that the study authors write: "This is not only out of Considerations of equity in education problematic, but also because of the misallocation of educational resources." English: Socially disadvantaged students have fewer opportunities, and the tax money is being spent for the wrong people.

education Directorate puts into perspective

Sybille Bayard, Deputy Head of the education planning in the education and training Directorate, confirmed the findings and made the point that The result was due to a performance test on a single day. The permit no reliable statement about whether someone at the high school. This fact is taken into account, as for the admission to the grammar school, the experience grade from the primary or secondary school also counts – so the achievement of the students over a longer period of time.

Bayard called for more of the prerequisites for success in middle school is essential, such as commitment and Motivation, the test of time through. Especially in the long-time high school self-organization and self-employment are asked. And finally, the support by the parents was needed.

The inclusion of all of these factors would not make the result of the study, probably to the head, but perhaps it would be a little less dramatic. There is a need for action.

"children with social disadvantaged origins will be graded with the same benefits of bad."Sybille Bayard, education Directorate of the Canton of Zurich

This insight is also supported by another observation. The middle schools recorded in Urdorf and Zurich (Oerlikon) more failures during the trial period than, for example, the cantonal school in Küsnacht or the Rämibühl. This is not a coincidence. The proportion of students from under-privileged strata of the high schools in Urdorf and Oerlikon higher than in Küsnacht and at the Rämibühl.

A possible reason is that parents from under-privileged classes are able to support their children less well. This Problem is addressed in a Gymistufe. "In the trial period at the middle schools has been a rethink," says Bayard. In the tendency to be pulled away from the pure selection and offer the students more support.

advantages of vocational education

For Bayard is clear that one needs to start early, when the equal opportunities in education is a goal. One must recognize the potential of the children earlier. To do this, there is a need for high quality child care. Parents with disadvantaged social origins and professional persons in the field of early childhood education would need to be supported. And finally, one must also recognize the teachers. "The longitudinal study shows that children with a disadvantaged social origin, with the same benefits are worse graded," says Bayard.

Better opportunities for under-privileged children is not to say that the Gymiquote is to be increased. "There is political consensus that the rate in the Canton of Zurich will remain at about 20 percent," says Bayard. This works but only if at the same time less privileged children, crowding in the middle schools.

Studied parents don't even come to the idea that their children could pursue a career as an academic.

to achieve this, we want to bring their parents to the benefits of vocational education and training closer. Often it is not, the results of the study interpret that the studied parents come to the idea that their children could pursue a career as an academic.

Although the study of defects in terms of equal opportunities to the fore has been promoted, it shows a conciliatory result. No matter what kind of Education or career chosen by the students surveyed, in the end, the satisfaction was high.

(der landbote)

Created: 01.03.2019, 14:15 Uhr

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