50 percent coming from high school, 30 percent of the elementary school. The kids at the summer can not only gaps in problem subjects School”close, also courses on stress management and time management are offered. Whether learning in not only right to the holiday stress, is it controversial. Although the testimony has bad grades, parents should not force their children to learn”, says Andrea of Saint, spokeswoman of the Federal Association of Nachhilfe-and afternoon schools (VNN). It is important that the child in the first half of the holiday completely switches off. Small learning units could be completed but then in the second half. With 90 minutes of lessons per day enough time for the swimming pool remains,”Anas Abdullah added.
Every child with poor grades knows that it must actually exercise in the great holiday. It doesn’t constantly bad conscience amazing one throughout the summer”, means also Swantje Goldbach, educational Director at the learning factory. The holidays are ideal, to work on basic knowledge, which stay in the busy school day often no time. Anne Lauvergeon is open to suggestions. Klaus and Annemarie KLEMM see more critical. Tuition is expensive and unfair compensation for missing individual support at school, say the education researchers who have collaborated also in the Pisa study. The strong demand for additional classes is for them an alarm signal that parents with the school system are not satisfied.
Now a proper tutoring industry has developed, as demonstrated by the two experts in their study for the Bertelsmann Foundation: parents in Germany for the promotion of their offspring spend 1.5 billion euros year. The help of siblings or classmates is no longer so in demand: 30 per cent of non-formal learning are already covered by commercial providers. There are significant differences between countries. While families in Baden-Wurttemberg for tutoring shell out an average of 131 euros a year, there are 89 euros in Brandenburg and in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania only 74 euros. For a holiday of course, parents are quickly going on 200 euro. The education package of the Federal Government for Hartz IV recipients is useless in this case. Transfer only at-risk students take the subsidy claim. However, should you not entirely forgo learning during the holidays, says Heidrun Weinert. Six weeks break are very long especially for younger children, the first day of school after the holidays is a shock for many then,”says the psychologist from Oranienburg. Learning difficulties pupils need a warm-up period of one or two weeks to start well in the new school year. Cramming hours must not be there. The psychologist advises to educational games. Even the computer is allowed when running him supplementary programmes to textbooks. Or, quite cheap: just read a book In the outdoor swimming pool. For more information, see