The Council for Cultural Education wants systematic support in schools

Violins, about dts
Violins, about dts
Lydia Grün, member of the Council for Cultural Education, wants a systematization of cultural offers at German schools.

“Above all, we see that there are of course a lot of selective offers. We can already say that there has been a positive trend in recent years, ”said Grün on Tuesday to Deutschlandfunk.

90 percent of all all-day schools have at least one extra-curricular cultural offer. “But: These are selective actions. And we wish or see a lot of potential in tackling this more systematically, ”she said. Schools should be put in a position "to have a budget, great independence, to network systematically with the cultural institutions of a city or region and also to buy qualified personnel". Because one must also bear in mind that the staff who work in full-time programs in the cultural sector, according to a study by the council, are only a maximum of 50 percent really qualified for this area. “Cultural education in schools, in the most varied of school types, naturally goes far beyond normal art and music lessons,” says Grün. One counts, for example, the preoccupation with dance, theater and digital worlds as well as working on the text with literary texts and visits to cultural institutions, "which simply belong to the municipal educational landscape," said the music teacher.