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Friday, May 12, 2006

Is Home-Schooling a Viable Option in Germany ?

Check out this blurb at DW about the new "Histoire/Geschichte: Europe and the World Since 1945," which will be used to educate your high-school aged kids. Sounds innocent enough, no?

The article points out that one of the "pitfalls" to be overcome was the depiction of the US: "The French found the Germans to be pro-American, and the Germans found our viewpoint to be anti-American," says Guillaume Le Quintrec, one of the Project's co-directors.

Hmmm ... the French think the Germans are Pro-American ... the Germans I know have been amiable to me as a person, but I haven't been experiencing much of the old admiration for America the country lately. And if the Germans think the French are merely anti-American, one can only imagine how bad things really are.

3 Comments:

Blogger Haddock said...

Shouldn't it be the victors that get to write the history? :)
Interesting read though :)

9:37 AM, May 13, 2006  
Anonymous Franzie said...

Hi there,
I was really interested to read that DW article following your heading about home-schooling but couldn't find any reference about home-schooling in the article. Did I miss something or were you refering to a different article?? I'd be really interested to read it if there was an article about home-schooling as lots of people here in Australia (especially in the rather alternative Blue Mountains) are home-schooling and I've heard that it's illegal in Germany. Do you know any more about that?
Cheers
Fran

10:23 AM, May 21, 2006  
Blogger Mike B said...

Haddock: Yep, but the French would tell you they were one of the victors ;)

Franzie: My reference to Home Schooling was only a thought tossed out there for the sake of humour ... I have no reference to the actual subject in Germany.

2:43 PM, May 21, 2006  

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