If you’re different, you will have a hard time in Germany’s schools, universities and work places. Immigrant-, handicapped- and homosexual children often suffer from discrimination.
One in four children with foreign roots feels discriminated and schoolchildren from Turkish or Arab backgrounds are often called names. Students carrying a Turkish name or from disadvantaged background can expect to get lower marks from the teacher.
Also handicapped children encounter many problems during education and homosexuals often face abuse.
Every school a complaints office
This experience during education has a negative impact on the success and work motivation in later life. A negative attitude against immigrants, handicapped and homosexuals. Christine Lüders, director of the bureau, says: “Germany cannot afford this inequity in education.”
Based on extensive research, the National Antidiscrimination Bureau gives a number of suggestions to schools and universities. Each school should install a complaints office, so that problems can be tackled swiftly. Also the German States should incorporate antidiscrimination in their Education Laws.
Leergemeenschappen zijn versnellers van leven lang ontwikkelen
Academische leerkracht verlaat po door gebrek aan uitdaging en beloning
Zowel links als rechts verantwoordelijk voor academische zelfcensuur
Hogescholen blijven achter bij aanvragen uit het groeifonds
Aandeel scholieren met een technisch profiel daalt