Low-threshold Access to Education
Poster for "low-threshold access to education" in white-black-red design.
Analyses and Perspectives with New Media
Tue, October 15, 2013 10 am CEST, Symposium

The event aims to carry out a closer inspection of the contemporary barriers to education in German society. While great advances have been made with reference to the dissolution of social obstacles, selective access to education is still conspicuous.

Knowledge of those groups within the population in question, constitute the focus of reflections, along with the consequences of these educational barriers for society. Here, emphasis is place on answers to questions relating to the assumed understanding of freedom, and what effects result through socially restricted participation in education in the fields of economy, democracy and social order.

The way in which educational barriers can be dissolved are presented by way of the media projects PRESENTER by the HfG as well as the television and internet magazine FABRİKA. In addition, it will be shown, by way of the example of the city of Karlsruhe, how educational barriers can be dissolved at the local level. The University of Education Karlsruhe will discuss the way in which corresponding qualifications of the teaching personnel in schools likewise facilitate important options for action.


Welcome Address
Prof. Peter Weibel, Chairman of the ZKM | Karlsruhe

"Presented Resources − Chances and Problems of Migrant Children in the German Educational System"
Prof. Dr. Rainer Geissler, University Siegen

Self-development Instead of Fixation of Performance"
Prof. Dr. Uwe Hochmuth, HfG

A Contribution to Low-threshold Education: the German-Turkish Internet and Television magazine FABRİKA"
Dr. Michael Mangold, ZKM | Karlsruhe

"Participation in Education and Educational Opportunities in Karlsruhe"
Dr. Frank Mentrup, Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe

Participation in Education: Perspectives on the Education of Teachers"
Dr. Christine Böckelmann, Recotr of the Pädagogischen Hochschule Karlsruhe

From 7 p.m.
The Start of an Evening Event on Questions about Education and Internet Policy in Germany
Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, President of the German Parliament ret.

Members of the public interested in these matters are cordially invited to participate in the discussions.