The pupils start at school in an age of 5 or 6
The first class is kindergarten class
1st - 9th class
Finish school with an exam in most of the subjects.
Going to school in these 10 years is compulsory
After 9th class they choose 10th class, gymnasium (college) or vocational school.
1st - 9th Danish, Math and PE
1st - 9th Religion except 7th
1st - 5th Artclass
1st - 6th Music and Science and Technology
3rd - 9th English and History
4th - 9th Needlework, Woodwork and Home Economics (compulsory till 7th class)
7th - 9th German, Geography, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, and Social Studies
Education and Career Guidance
Information and Technology
The Danish School Law
The Danish Public School shall in cooperation with the parents give the students skills that prepare them for a greater education, make them want to learn, make them confident with Danish culture and history, give them an understanding of other countries and cultures, contribute to their understanding of the human interaction with nature and improve the individual student's all-round development.
The Danish School Law
The Public School shall evolve working methods and create settings for experience, absorption, and active minds, so the students will develop realization and imagination and have trust in their own possibilities in being able to take a stand and to take action.
The Danish School Law
The Danish Public School must prepare the students to participation, coresponsibility, rights and obligations in a society with freedom and a representative government. The school's education must be influenced by intellectual liberty, equality and democracy.
Being able to take a stand
Being able to take action
Being able to lead and to make decisions
Take care of others
Learn from each other and work together
Use your strengths
Danish students are heard and we want their opinion.
They participate in making decisions regarding their own learning.
Freedom with obligations
We discuss a lot of topics
We are casual and enjoy speaking with our students.
Students have school as their second home.
We focus on all of the student also what they do after school
Early School Leaving
Is not a big problem in Denmark
2008 = 86% took an education
2011 = 92 %
2015 = 95 % is our goal
2008 = 78 % took an education
2011 = 88 %
2015 = 90 % is our goal
The Project Goal DK
We want to make it desirable to take an education
In Denmark you are paid to go to school when you finish public school – public support.
Live at home: 167 - 375 euro per month
Appartment: 484 - 775 euro per month
But we still have some students, who don't want to take an education. Who are they???
The Early School Leavers in DK
Students with disadvantaged backgrounds.
Students who achieve poorly in school
Sudents who have social difficulties
Students who often have moved from their home and had to change school several times.
they don't like school and education.
Do you like to go to school? 93,5 % yes
Do you like to do homework? 15,2 % yes
Do you like to learn? 97,1 % yes
Favorite subjects: PE, Home Economics, English and History
Least favorite subjects: Math, Biology and German.
Would you like a higher education? 89,1 % yes
What encourage you to go to schoo? friends and sport.
What makes you not want to come to school?
Homework and tests
Would you ever drop out? 97,1% no
Have you ever been excluded from class?
60,9 % yes
Why do you skip school? I don't like the teacher
Why don't you like the teacher? If the teacher screams at the students or is very strict
If you didn't HAVE to go to school, would you?
13,8 % said no and would rather work.
How do you feel in school?
Happy: 81,9 %, Satisfied 65,9%, Sad 2,9 %
Lonely: 5,8 %, Confident: 20,3 %, Bored 27,5 %
Stressed: 9,4 %
What can school do?
- less/no homework
- happier teachers
- more exiting lessons
The teachers need to think about what signals they are sending (attitude)
Consider whether homework is working for you or against you.
We have to keep focus on the social issues in class. It is Alpha Omega that the class is working and that all the students have friends.
Teach in different ways – variety is the keyword
Take better care of the students with special needs.
The teachers need to be there for the students who have problems in their families in a personal way.
Early contact to social workers if necessary.