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Closed Dialog macht Schule

Berlin, Germany

The programme brings together personal development, civic education and integration in a new way.

H. Asfour from Dialog macht Schule gGmbH
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„Dialog macht Schule“ is a new German education programme. The programme’s name is a play on words: Schule machen is a German idiom meaning to spread, to be imitated, to catch on.

The basis of the company’s activities is taking dialogue into schools thus promoting a new school culture (which we hope will catch on and be imitated). The programme brings together personal development, civic education and integration in a new way. 

University students, most of them with their own immigration background, are trained to become tutors of a learning process – we call them dialogue facilitators - and will accompany students from the 7th form (i.e. the age of about 13) in weekly sessions within normal class schedules or in voluntary study groups over a period of 2-3 years.