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“Merkel offen fuer tuerkische Schulen in Deutschland” (Merkel is open towards Turkish schools in Germany)

The article “Merkel offen fuer tuerkische Schulen in Deutschland” (Merkel is open towards Turkish schools in Germany) talks about how chancellor Angela Merkel met with Minister-President Erdogan in Turkey this past week. They discussed the topic of Turkish schools in … Continue reading

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Teach First makes the grade in Germany

Similar to the United States’ “Teach for America” program, Germany’s “Teach First” organization focuses on improving the education of challenged, mostly low-income schools.  Graduates from elite Universities who wish to give back to the community are placed almost as (it … Continue reading

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Merkel gegen türkische Gymnasien in Deutschland

Angela Merkel spoke out against the suggestion by Tayyip Erdogan to open solely Turkish high schools in Germany.  Not only German politicians were against his suggestions; the Türkischen Gemeinde in Deutschland also said that exclusive high schools were counterproductive towards … Continue reading

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Bewerber-Diskriminierung

This was an interesting article in the online addition of Der Spiegel where students sent fictitious resumes to German companies under a Turkish and a German alias.  The study proved that discrimination existed in the job market regardless of qualification, … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Ruetli School – Campus of Hope

In February of 2006, at Berlin’s Ruetli School ,students erupted into a violent mob after teachers of the school wrote a letter in protest of their students’ lack of concern for academics and their dangerous behavior towards educators.  Now, four years later, … Continue reading

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The Kampf for ‘Mein Kampf’

Following the fall of the Nazi Regime, the publishing rights to Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ in Germany have been the ownership of the state of Bavaria, which obtained the copyright as part of the Allies’ de-Nazification program. Once Bavaria obtained the right, … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Extremism: Far-right party allowed to distribute CDs to students

I included this article because upon first reading I found it surprising that such far-right ideology was still being exposed in Germany. Given its history over the last 80 or so years i would have thought such extremist rhetoric would … Continue reading

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Report Backs Teaching Of Islam at German Universities

This article discusses a German advisory council’s recommendation that centers for Islamic studies be set up at universities throughout the country. The Council also recommended that Muslim authorities be given the power to choose who teaches these courses. Despite Germany’s … Continue reading

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German Home-Schoolers Granted Political Asylum in US

This article examines a fundamental difference between the educational culture of the United States and Germany. The Romeike family of Germany, who are Evangelical Christians, took their children out of mainstream school and attempted to homeschool their children. After hefty … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Museum of Islamic art reaches out to new audiences

Berlin’s Museum of Islamic art is vastly expanding.  The museum plans to reach out to non-Islamic people by “making sense of the present through the past”. In this article, Stefan Weber, in charge of the expansion, seems to genuinely want … Continue reading

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Deutsche Unis sollen Imame ausbilden

This article is about recent university developments in Germany. It states that universities are making moves to broaden their theology programs to include further study of Islam.  The response has been fairly positive and the Muslim, particularly the Turkish, communities … Continue reading

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Kazim Erdogan spricht über das Betreuungsgeld und was seiner Meinung nach besser wäre für türkische Migranten. Spiegel Online: “Betreuungsgeld ist Unfug”

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Extra-Schulklassen für deutsche Kinder

In an initiative to attract more German native speakers, next year Gustav-Falke Elementary school will offer a special class in which at least half of the students must be native speakers of German and the other students must have excellent … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom in Berliner Schools

Zeit Online: Religionsfreiheit siegt über neutralen Staat October 29, 2009 A recent decision in the Berlin-Wedding school district will allow a sixteen-year-old Muslim student to pray while at school. At the end of April 2009 a referendum was held to … Continue reading

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Brudermord (Fratricide)

With actors Xevat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Bulent Buyukasik, Nurettin Celik, Yusuf Gectan, Taies Farzan, Oral Uyan, Xhiljona Ndoja; Available on DVD in Germany Summary: Semo, a Kurdish immigrant and pimp living in Germany, offers to pay for his younger brother Azad … Continue reading

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