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Education

Education

The aspects: cultural, of general educational value, qualifying for a profession, merge into a new unit again

The future viability of our society largely depends on the intellectual potential and ethical resources of the upcoming generation. Family and education lay the foundations for this. That not only applies to economic competitiveness, which is to be ensured by an increasing level of education and qualification, but also to the intellectual, cultural and political “climate” of our society. Therefore, it cannot merely be a matter of achieving “basic qualifications” and hence fulfilling the PISA concept of a functional “education”.

Education is more than PISA measurements. Rather, it needs to be based on a holistic education and training policy with a focus upon resilience; whose education and training – know, value, judge and act – is understood as a unit and the aspects: cultural, of general educational value, qualifying for a profession, merge into a new unit again. We need a renaissance of personal development.

More than ever before, this requires an education policy concept deriving “from one single source” that promotes the integration (“lifelong learning”) of the educational areas; from pre-school education right the way through to university and vocational education while consistently integrating the role of family as an institution for education and training.

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