ERIC Number: EJ780189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Social and Cultural Integration in Germany: The European Union, the Euro, Immigration, and the School System
Davidheiser, James; Wolf, Gregory H.
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v36 n2 p145-157 Fall 2003
This article, based on the experiences of the authors at the 2002 AATG Summer seminar in Dusseldorf, explores the topic of integration in Germany on multiple levels: politically, financially, socially, and educationally. First, the authors discuss how the European Union and the Euro attempt to integrate Europe and Europeans, and how Germans have reacted to these profound political and financial changes within their country. Secondly, immigration to Germany is discussed in light of the recent results of the PISA-Study which suggests that Germany needs to reevaluate the education of non-native Germans in order to foster their integration into society. The article concludes with detailed suggestions on how instructors can teach the EU, Euro and immigration while helping students understand and empathize with the situation of non-native speakers living in Germany.
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Immigration, Native Speakers, German, Social Integration, Acculturation, Immigrants, Social Change, Economic Change, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment