Saxony has reached its limits in terms of personnel and space when it comes to accepting refugees into the school system, according to Culture Minister Christian Piwarz. "We all know, integration, especially learning the language only works if that is mediated through staff," the CDU politician said during a questioning in the state parliament in Dresden on Thursday. The situation is "difficult" because the necessary personnel for this lack.
Accordingly, the state government is trying to alleviate the problem via e-learning offers. "What goes, we will try, because we are also interested in the fact that we can let integration take place as quickly as possible," said Piwarz. To solve the problem of spatial capacities, he could imagine a dual use of the school buildings - school in the morning, DaZ lessons (German as a second language) in the afternoon. However, this is only conceivable for the area of secondary schools, since elementary schools are often used in the afternoon for after-school care.
"If it works on site, then you can do that in principle," Piwarz said. For this, however, it needs "a close coordination". "We have in the end an interest in the fact that the necessary DaZ lessons are held and are there also at any time ready to go with the school carriers, who also indicate that, into the conversation."
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