The social origin determined in Germany to a greater extent on the educational success than in many other countries. This shows a special analysis of the Pisa Tests in 2015, the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD). Nearly 15 percent of German adults with parents without high school diploma reach a University degree. In the average of most OECD countries is 21 percent.

In hardly any other country in the proportion of so-called socio-economically disadvantaged students and students with solid performances has grown, however, so clearly as in Germany – from 25.2 percent in 2006 to 32.3 percent in 2015. The majority of young adults has a high school diploma or a vocational qualification. Almost every fourth person in Germany has a higher level of education than the parents.

In Germany there is still “a great power scissors, but it has moved in the right direction,” said OECD education Director Andreas Schleicher. There is a backlog according to the study, when the social mix of schools: With a share of 46 percent, the share of socio-economically disadvantaged students attending a disadvantaged school is located, somewhat below the average for the other member countries – in non-disadvantaged schools, these pupils achieve significantly better performance. The OECD advises the policy is therefore to invest more in early childhood education and in kindergartens. In addition, it must be for teachers financial incentives if they went in difficult classes.

The trade Union of education and science has Long been calling for funding of schools in deprived districts. There are more teachers would need to be set, so that each teacher would have to teach less hours.

The so-called Pisa-shock 17 years ago now. At that time, the OECD showed that the performance of German students were below average, and to social background coupled. And in spite of all the improvements that disadvantage is often the whole of the Educational career: children visit with mothers with top accounts far more a kindergarten than children without such training status.

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