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Education system in Austria

Education system in Austria



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Education system in austria Education system in austria Presentation Transcript

  • In general
    • The education system in Austria is regulated by the federal government. 
    • Schools and curricula are standardized nationwide.
    • The Federal Ministry forEducation, Arts and Culture is responsible for important tasks such as training teachers and maintaining of the schools.
  • Different types of schools
    • State schools
    • Private schools
    • Private schools from the church
  • compulsory school attendance
    • was already introduced by Maria Theresa in 1774
    • In Austria exists a compulsory school attendence for all children living permanently in Austria . This begins with the completion of the sixth year. (September) and lasts for nine school years.
    • They can be met as follows:  Attending a public or appointed by public law school.  Attending a private school without a public law (under certain conditions).  Participation in domestic education (under certain conditions).  Attending a school located abroad (under certain conditions).
  •   Preschool education, kindergarten
    • Early childhood education or kindergarten is mainly to prepare for the school. 
    • should pay most attention to the course for a successful social, motorical, emotional and intellectual development. 
    • should serve to improve the integration of children and allow that (linguistic) problems of children are identified earlier. 
    • can be visited at the age of three to six years,
    • The preschool year is a voluntary, it is for children who are too old for the kindergarten but not yet ready for school.
  • Elementary school
    • may be visited as part of the compulsory education of every child over the age of six (31 August) and comprises four grades. 
    • corresponds to the German primary school. 
    • The alternative home-schooling is rarely invoked.
    • Four culture techniques : reading, writing, arithmetic, and the search and processing of information.  .
    • Usually divided into four classes. Smaller schools usually put children from different grade levels in one class, so a teacher can teach in a classroom at the same time several grade levels. 
    •   A combination with integration classes is not unusual. 
    • Preferably, there is the Einlehrersystem . This means that one teacher teaches all subjects. (except Religion) 
    •   In schools with a high proportion of foreigners there are often native speakers and substitute teachers .( BFD teachers  special german teachers for immigrants or Muttersprachlehrer  teachers for the childrens mothertongue)
  • Special School
    • Attendance at a special school can be the entire period of compulsory schooling through.
    •   a tenth and eleventh grade can be appended at the end of compulsory education.
    • are used for integration and support of children with particular special educational needs, whether due to physical disabilities  or mental or physical handicaps .
    • Depending on the type of problem every child is taught according to different curricula and assessment
    • the class sizes are small
    • the personal attention and teacher support for individual students can be especially large
  • Lower secondary education level
    • Divided in Main school (Hauptschule) Cooperative Middle School and New Middle School (Neue Mittelschule) Lower level AHS (Unterstufe)
    • Austria is one of the few Western European countries that have a differentiated lower secondary school system (from eleven to fifteen). 
    • after completing the elementary school they are attending AHS usually a lower level (high school) or the main school. 
    • The choice of the type of school should be completed according to the previous school grades and talents
    •   the social status of the family plays no matter! 
    • The students are taught by a qualified teacher system  different then in  elementary school where they are taught by one teacher in almost all subjects,
    • The courses at these schools last for four years.
    • With the exception of private schools secondary school is free. 
    • They only have to pay the semester fee of 21,50Euro! + busticket
  • Main School (Hauptschule)
    • a basic general education and provides the foundation for middle and high schools will be placed
    • For admission to a secondary school only a positive conclusion of the fourth grade is necessary.
    • principle is based on the enrollment in primary school until Christmas in the subjects German, English and mathematics to be classified in one of three ability groups ,
    • The first performance group is taught by the same curriculum as in the general upper-secondary schools.
    • This means a change between the main school(1st ability group) and the lower level of AHS is possible at any time.
    • Basically the students are following the completion of main school next to the Polytechnic School.(The 9 th year in school).
  • Cooperative Middle School and New Middle School (KMS, NMS)
    • is taught in the curriculum on the basis of the primary school and secondary school. 
    • both, compulsory school teachers and federal teachers (secondary school teacher) are used
    • New middle schools are usually housed in buildings of primary schools. 
    • primary school system run by and by
  • Lower level AHS (Unterstufe)
    • To attend a lower level school you need to have a “good” or “ very good” in primary school in mathematic and german
    • Otherwise you have to make an aplitude test!
    • Lower level schools are always in the same building like High schools
  • Further opportunities
    • AHS
    • BHS
    • Polytechnical and vocational school(Berufsschule)
    • Trade school
  • Summary
    • So first:
    • Kindergarten
    • Preschool
    • Elementary school
    • Lower level school /secondary school/cooperative middle school
    • Or special school!
    • Then there are different ways
    • AHS
    • BHS
    • Polytechnical and vocational school
    • Trade school