Darmstadt, May 4, 2019 – Increasing educational opportunities, providing assistance to children and parents, and supporting life and learning in the family: these are the goals of the Diesterweg Scholarship in Darmstadt. Named after the reform educator Adolph Diesterweg, the program was developed by the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main. Since 2008, the program has been leveraging the strength of the family unit to support academic success in numerous locations in Germany.
After a successful pilot phase, the “Auf Augenhöhe” (“At Eye Level”) fund will now offer funding to qualified community non-profits and partner organizations dedicated to integration, equal dialogue, and cultural diversity.
Students at free alternative schools identify very strongly with their school, evaluate the student-teacher relationship as positive, and find learning meaningful both in content and method. These were the findings of a study carried out at Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Bonn.