Improving Learning in All-Day Schools: results of a new teaching time model

Apr. 20, 2008

Source: European Educational Research Journal: Volume 7 Number 2, 2008, pages 232-242.

Following the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment for Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research founded the capital investment program ‘Future Education and Care’ as a federal measure to support the expansion of all-day schooling in Germany. During this process it became obvious that learning and teaching in all-day schools had to take place within new time structures.

In this context, the Land of Bremen initiated a new teaching time model, which is, so far, unique in Germany. The results of empirical longitudinal accompanying research on the presence teaching time model indicate that pupils from low socio-economic backgrounds profited most from the new model. Further, teachers’ workload decreased and there was an increase in their cooperative behaviour.

Updated: Jun. 12, 2008