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Source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

18.11.2020Press release: 178/2020

Federal government takes position on national education report

Today, Wednesday, the Federal Cabinet adopted the Federal Government’s position on the eighth national education report (“Education in Germany 2020”). The independent report appears every two years and describes the overall development of the German education system. The current report focuses on “Education in a digitized world”. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek explains: “Education is of central importance for the future of a society. The high value of schools has certainly become clearer for many in the pandemic, and the importance of digital learning in particular became clear again in this corona pandemic. The main topic of this year’s education report ‘Digitization’ couldn’t be more topical. This report also reminds us that we are not yet where we would like to be when it comes to digital learning. The need for action has now become particularly clear in all areas of education during the pandemic. But at the same time a lot is in motion: The federal government is now making 6.5 billion euros available for the School DigitalPact. There has never been a comparable federal investment in school equipment before, and it is now a matter of implementing a satisfactory digital infrastructure in schools with the funds available over the next few weeks and months. The federal government has already launched two special programs for the DigitalPact School: to supply schoolchildren with mobile devices who cannot access the appropriate devices at home, and to enable administrators to provide technical support for the infrastructure. The program for providing laptops for teachers is well on its way in talks with the Länder. However, it should not be forgotten that the creation of a good digital infrastructure is an important prerequisite for digital learning – but digital learning can only be successful if the right didactic concepts are in place. In the next few months I want to discuss in detail what good learning will look like in the future. ”Background: The report“ Education in Germany ”appears every two years and gives a differentiated overview of the entire education system in the Federal Republic of Germany. It reports on the development in all stages of the educational process, from early education through school, university and vocational education to advanced training for adults. The reports each have a changing focus topic. The education report is produced by an independent scientific group of authors. Funding is provided jointly by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education of the Federal States in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK). The eighth national education report was published on June 23, 2020: https: //www.bmbf. de / de / bildung-in-deutschland-2020-11888.htmlThis time the focus chapter is dedicated to the topic of “Education in a digitized world”. You can download the report “Education in Germany 2020” here: https: //www.bildungsbericht. de / static_pdfs / bildungsbericht-2020.pdf

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