School Segregation in Germany: The Extent, The Effects and Recommended Actions for Better Educational Opportunities

Study | July 2013

Segregation is no longer a marginal phenomenon at German schools, especially in urban areas.
One of its negative consequences is to limit the educational opportunities open to many of the country's young migrants. Desegregation, however, cannot be forced top-down. Instead, a set of
targeted measures holds more promise of success. Based expert interviews as well as international school effectiveness and school improvement literature this study develops recommendations for segregated schools: a whole-school approach to language training, needs-based school funding and continuous teacher training dedicated to diversity.