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Education in Germany - Report 2014

June 17th, 2014
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News from Berlin - On June 13, this year, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research published the “Education in Germany 2014” report. The 344-page-long document reflects the clear advancements made in the educational system in recent years.

The report which is published every two years, records the many positive developments in the sphere:

The number of students who drop out without a Hauptschule (secondary general school) certificate continually drops (2006: 8.0%, 2010: 6.5%, 2012: 5.9%). Moreover, the percentage of young people entering higher education has risen above the policy target of 40% set by the Qualification Initiative with 11,4%.

The number of students from abroad has increased with 16%.The apprenticeship group (transition system) has shrunk with 38% since 2005.The teaching staff has been progressively growing to reach around 440 200 employees in 2013, which is a new high – a 40% increase since 2006.

The document reports the Ministry’s growing attention to cross-age and cross-group inclusion and accessibility to cultural education. This year the public spending for the education sector has reached 9.3% of GDP.

The authors of the fifth “Education in Germany” report include an independent group of researchers directed by the German Institute of International Educational Research (DIPF). Major contributions are also mad by German Youth Institute (DJI), the Higher Education Information System (HIS), and the Sociological Research Institute at the University of Göttingen (SOFI).

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