Birklehof Children

The new school’s Director Bernd Westermeyer wants rid of the image of the child custody institution alleged elite boarding school, which always had a “bad press”, now is the right address for pattern children and high fliers? “Elite school Salem takes no rich problem children more”, headlines the Hamburger Abendblatt of the event. “Quality instead of quantity” is the motto of the new Manager Bernd Westermeyer. He “through the selection process of new students that passed”, so it is said, “that places emphasis on quality, even if now as a result, some beds remain empty”. 130 Candidates were rejected for this school year, although about 30 seats could be filled. “We are not available as a haven for those who are problembeladen, but with money.” Salem as a Dorado of easy-care high fliers? But there’s still the well known loopholes of character education. “We do not … the Numerus clausus after heck”, Walters is quoted further,”but also rely on a solid character education and round characters.” It was called Salem always: experiential learning rather than teaching.

And last’s should then set the “Stipendis”: “more than ever before, he wanted get children from less financially strong families at the elite boarding school”. That’s not original. Already Westermeyers before-ago predecessor Dr. Bernhard Bueb, which is the longest (1974-2005) could hold Schloss Salem thanks to its special agility by all heads of school in the Office, is in focus school (3/2005) following quoted: “‘Prosperity Verwahrloste children who are unwilling to effort’, he take not on …. In return, Bapat pursues an aggressive scholarship policy: one-third of studying are partial or full scholarship.

‘Because young people are educated through contagion by peers, that affects positive school community.’ The “offensive scholarship policy” seems to have contributed little to a better student selection in Salem over the decades. Why should that be suddenly different? 1972 las in the “” Lemmon (No. 35 / 1972, p. 2 et seq.) institutions such as Schondorf, Salem or Birklehof “were places where, often moderate educators taught poor students: dustbin of pedagogy.” Bapat complains in an internal publication of the German land reform school (concepts and experiences”in 1986, S. 45 f.): currently strengthen many State education home through recording practice the image of boarding schools, especially difficult to absorb likability, neglected, and abandoned children. This image and the corresponding fact deter potential parents and teenagers, to attend a boarding school youth, for a boarding school would be a blessing, and that would be a boon for boarding schools.” And today? 130 Candidates, were rejected despite free places – it’s called. Which means nothing else than that remains largely unsuitable students apply. What happens if in the future more than 30 beds remain empty? Already Kurt Hahn, by whose Salem thought his “Founding logic” is derived, is said to have ultimate flexibility in the handling of strict inclusion criteria. “How you’re holding it with the truth?”, about Golo Mann in the interview had been asked inquisitorisch. As the replied: I think it is so like Napoleon. “I lie, if it benefits me”, was tap reaction: so much is sufficient honesty. ” The boy remained in Salem. Interested parents should know: “Cash position” has always been crucial for the Salemer recording policy. And all leaders thought it was in this respect with the truth as Napoleon. “The ball is round”, a famous German coach once prophesied. The “round character” is a much more flexible scale.

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