German Schools Under Fire for Diversity, Equality and LGBT Teaching

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Our world is made up of all kinds of diverse people, whether it is the color of their skin, the ones they love, their interests and even the way they dress, but when schools try to embrace that diversity and individuality, their efforts can be drowned out by vocal protests. …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Google Helps Refugee Kids Code a New Future in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s hard to dismiss the negativity surrounding the more than one million refugees making Germany their new home, but many of the migrants are truly looking for a brighter and safer future. Children refugees are often left with few options to receive a proper education in Germany, but Google, and …

Sources: CNET

Photo: Charlotta Wasteson [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Meet The Robot That Germany Hopes Will Help Refugee Children Integrate

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

More than a million refugees have made Germany their new home in the last year, and while many natives are fighting to have a majority sent back, Germany is hoping to find a way to integrate the refugees into their society, including the rollout of a new robot that is designed …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Speaking German-Americans Needed for University Research Project

By CaliforniaGermans.com on Email

A linguistics graduate student at California State University, Fullerton is currently designing a study for his M.A. thesis that examines the speech of English-German bilinguals living in California (particularly Southern California). Tim Jewell is “looking for California Germans who speak both English and German fluently and find themselves switching back and forth between the …

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Lower Saxony Becomes Final German State To Eliminate University Tuition Fees

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

American students that want to attend college, but are unable to find the finances to do so, may want to look at schools in Germany as tuition fees have been eliminated country-wide after Lower Saxony became the last state to get on board. Germany universities were free in the past, but …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Teachers In Baden-Württemberg Banned From Using Social Media For School Communication

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German state of Baden-Württemberg is the latest to see a ban on social media go into effect for teachers trying to communicate with students and coworkers.  Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein have already put similar bans into place, but the topic has some questioning whether it is appropriate, in today’s society, when …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Grade School German Sex-Ed Book Dropped Due To Explicit Imagery

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since 1991, the German publishing house Loewe Verlag and the family planning group Pro Familia has sold their popular sex education book titled “Wo kommst du her?” (“Where Do You Come From”) to grade schools across Germany.  The book, which is targeted to students as young as 5 years old, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Wumm, Päng, Krach, Klirr, Knirsch! – German Comics Language!

By Silvia Schmid, Ph.D. on Email

Comics go back to Benjamin Franklin (1754) when he published a cartoon of a snake with a severed head.  The words “join or die” written on the snake were intended for the colonists to join what was to become the United States. The Swiss Rudolph Töpffer, the German Wilhelm Bush, …

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Education For All: Global Media Forum 2012

By Magazin-Deutschland.de on Email

Today’s world is looking more and more like a global information society. With just a few mouse clicks on the Internet we can find news, gather information or send messages. But there’s a long way to go before everyone can use this knowledge and gain access to education via the …

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View from Germany: German Apprenticeships

By Corinna Bienger on Email

The system of education after school is very unique in Germany – or so we feel. Over a period of thee years, our young people join companies for a dual education, meaning learning on the job mixed with terms in vocational schools. But Germany also has a string of technical …

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