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Shortage of teachers: Experts warn against the dilution of academic standards when entering the profession


The philologists' association and universities are demanding that the basic qualifications for teachers must not be lowered: a master's degree and two subjects should remain the standard. The Ministers of Education have had other discussions for a long time.

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»Academic standards for lateral and lateral entry into the teaching profession are non-negotiable«: The German Association of Philologists and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) warn against lowering training standards in the teaching profession.

If side entrants and career changers are to remedy the shortage of teachers, the previous level of qualification should not be undermined, according to a statement.

The reason for the warning is the assumption of office by Astrid-Sabine Busse (SPD) as President of the Conference of Ministers of Education (KMK) on Monday.

Philologists' Association and HRK asked buses to give a clear rejection of corresponding considerations for easier lateral entry.

"We don't need to compete downwards when it comes to school quality," said Susanne Lin-Klitzing, Chairwoman of the Association of Philologists: "Anyone who takes the Abitur as a teacher needs a master's degree or the state examination as an academic prerequisite."

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Lin-Klitzing demanded that KMK must continue to ensure this level of quality in the future.

In several federal states, draft laws are currently being prepared "that only provide for a bachelor's degree as the final academic qualification for teachers in schools for lateral and lateral entrants in the context of the corresponding salary brackets".

This is a "devaluation of the master's degree and the two-subject course for school teaching".

In view of the high number of class failures due to a lack of teachers in almost all federal states, the Thuringian Minister of Education Helmut Holter, among others, has suggested over the past few weeks that nationwide teacher training should be turned upside down: he wants to discuss dispensing with compulsory university degrees and compulsory dual studies in order to to close gaps in the classroom.

"At a time when interdisciplinarity and dealing with different subject cultures have also become part of everyday life, the relapse from a two-subject to a one-subject degree for the teaching profession is a step backwards," says Peter-André Alt, President of the University Rectors' Conference.

A quality-assured, academic teacher training with high scientific standards for all teachers is essential for the challenges of the school's educational mission.

Those who find their way into the classroom via lateral entry must therefore acquire the level of basic teacher training afterwards: through further training modules that accompany the lessons.


Source: spiegel

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