Kerstin Merz-Atalik


Kerstin Merz-Atalik

“The Un-Convention of the rights of people with disabilities has a huge effect on the debate about developing an inclusive educational system in Germany. The long history of a tri-apartheid-system (separation into 3 school-tracks related to the cognitive-learning-level or into the more than 9 different kinds of special schools of at least 5 % of all pupils) beginning with the 5th grade, leaded into a deep concept of teaching addressing homogenous learning-groups. Big changes in primary schools, related to the growth of diversity, can be recognized over the last centuries. But still many teachers are not prepared to individualize curricula, learning programs and adapt their own teaching related to the diverse needs of all pupils. The project T-DiverS should help developing material and knowledge about how to address diversity in teaching, especially in subjects, usable as a facilitator for teachers and teacher trainers.”

-Kerstin Merz-Atalik


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