In his Dreams, Ralph Friesner (Axel Prahl) is still an acclaimed Journalist who gets awarded for his investigative research, a Egon-Erwin-Kisch prize, but the reality is different. To his 50. Birthday the now unemployed newspaper editor by the processor in the employment Agency before a clear Alternative. Either he has taught at the evening school as a teacher or cut the covers. Where is the Problem, to become a teacher have previously studied, anyway.
However, there are Marzahn, however, associated with differences in whether you, as a Journalist, a policy Department, or in front of a school class, especially in adult education, for Friesner moves in the ZDF Comedy "extra class" to an evening school in Berlin. With his cynicism and arrogant sayings he is not there at all. Neither of his new Boss, Director Debbie Wiede-Busch (Aglaia Szyszkowitz), even in the case of his new students who wish to complete their primary school education.
After all, the Plot of the Comedy is, when Matthias Tiefenbacher directed and according to a template, by Gernot Gricksch wrote the script, the fact check. Among the newcomers in the teaching profession, many journalists are in Berlin indeed, as the Senate school administration, the daily mirror confirmed on request. Previously these have worked in various types of media, both for television, Radio, Internet and print media. Often, the Neulehrern with a journalistic Background, with the large gaps, particularly in primary schools and vocational schools are closed to students of German and English.
demand for teachers, less to journalists
demand and need, but also in other respects, such as Frank Everywhere, the Federal Chairman of the German journalists Association (DJV). "The number of journalists has fallen dramatically in recent years, particularly for daily Newspapers and magazines. Of the more than 15 300 Editor in 2000 after the census of the Federal Association of German newspaper publishers ceased to exist until today, almost a third,“ says the Union man. Not quite as easy as in the TV Comedy, the Transition from the editorial in the classroom is not, however, because of the newcomers in the teaching profession is not only a technical but a pedagogical qualification is expected. To higher education a two-year theoretical and practical training with oral and written final work, as well as a clerkship including teaching examination comes about under certain circumstances. So much theory will save you the TV Comedy to the viewers.
Something more economical would have deep be able to Bacher, however, with a few clichés and prejudices about pupils, the modern school, and Cindy aus Marzahn deal. For example, Rina (Jennifer Ulrich), which "is often in the delivery room than in the class". Or, the Haitian, Bob (Tony Harrison Mpoudja) who has a Voodoo doll in the classroom. Add to this the inclusion case, Norbert (Nico Randel) with his Down syndrome, the Turkish illiterate Gökdal, who wants to finally read the book written by his daughter, and bomber jackets-Mike (Dennis Mojen), anyway, everything's pissing. For a certain compensation, Katharina Thalbach, Ralph Friesners motherly landlady, Karin plays wonderfully down-to-earth.
However, it is already clear that even the stern Director can't prevent how the class and their new teacher get it together. Because the "extra class" does not come without a good Dose of "fire tongs bowl"romance and "The flying classroom".
the Situation in The real schools, not only in Berlin, will not relax, however, so quickly. Alone for the next two years, the standing conference expects 3000-missing teachers. Maybe this is a Chance for other journalists. DJV-in-chief Everywhere looks, no end of the trough in journalism. To Neulehrer Friesner won't be a problem.More about
New forecast of the country nationwide, thousands of teachersTilmann Warnecke Susanne Vieth-Entus
the absence of "extra class", Monday at 20: 15 in ZDF