Education Agenda for 2020

Students in the classroom

More immigrants, more working-class children, economic nearby: Stifterverband McKinsey and push for reform in higher education and decreasing dropout rates. Their study lauds the diversity in the student body. The new report is an education policy with the means of consulting. The study revealed not only what’s wrong from a business perspective in the education system, but expressed “measurable” goals for the coming decade, will provide clear recommendations and is to appear every year from now on a new focus.

In it, says McKinsey director Jürgen Schröder, the paper differs from all the other education reports and studies. With a little good will, it would be referred to, as Agenda 2020 for the universities, but it is not coordinated with the education policy makers at federal and state.

What is going to change in higher education?

The injustice of the education system. It starts in school and it is accordingly continuing in higher education. It comes to the children of immigrants from non-academic families. The problem is in regards to language barriers. Therefore, that the transition from school to higher education can be improved, in “taster” and “entry academies” to students are better prepared for the study – an addition to the high school.

In addition, universities are in big cities “Intergrationshochschulen” convert who care specifically for immigrants and other groups who study rare. The implementation of the Bologna reforms in Germany have led to distance that is more practical. Because in many bachelor’s degree programs, according to the study schedules are so tight that internships are no longer provided. Thus the proportion of courses went with required internships in the past five years of almost ten to just under seven percent.

Lack of training offered in the universities

There must be more flexible and more courses online offers. They would also have to fall as age barriers to student loans, so that old people can study. Over 70 percent of teachers are women, according to the study, only two percent are from abroad. Only the students would offer diversity. Why should the lateral entry to facilitate the teaching profession, and elementary school teachers especially need to earn more.