RCE Nuremberg-2011

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Susanna Endler
Organizational Affiliation : 
Pedagogical Institute and School Psychology of the City of Nuremberg
Role in the project: 
Project Coordinator
Project-relevant information: 
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
„Mehr Schulerfolg an Realschulen und Gymnasium“ - More School Success in Secondary Schools
2. Project Description: 
Project goal is the increased school success of Nuremberger pupils in secondary education and the reduction of failure and dropout rates through coaching, motivational support, and language remedial lessons.
3. Project Status: 
4. Key Words
Education, School success
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Networking and partnership development
6. Expected outcomes:: 
The following results are being aimed for: a systematic and holistic concept of pupil support for each school is to be developed; internal and interschool networks between teachers, school psychologists, and school social workers are to be established; a reduction of drop-out rates or transfers to other schools should be achieved; pupils experience themselves as successful and effective agents; and quality management is effectively instituted in partner schools.
7. Duration of the Project:: 
Start Juli 2008 - Summative Evaluation 2013
Development into a permanent program
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
MSRG Steering Committee (Office of the 3. Mayor/Division for General Education/SPI)
Project Coordinator (Susanna Endler/ SPI)
MSRG Coordinators in Partner Schools (generally Members of the School Leadership)
MSRG Forum once a Year for all partners
Network meetings for specific measures (e.g. Language Development)
Working groups for special themes (e.g. German as a Second Language, Supporting Sustainable Learning)
9. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
b. Transactional: 
c. Transformational: 
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
As measured by the first evaluation report of the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, the average satisfaction of both teachers and pupils with the project’s effectivity stands at 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the highest note.
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
The project supplies the schools with numerous impulses in varying degrees of coverage, as well as providing them with positive backing in preparation for appearances before the School Committee of the City Council. It also bathes the schools in positive light regarding visitations by state school authorities.
12. Unexpected / unplanned results: 
It has been unexpectedly difficult to change the praxis concerning German as a Second Language. This may be attributed to a lack of appropriate material for the higher schooling levels and the exacting demands of diagnosis involved in pinpointing areas of improvement.
13.Core Partners: 
Core partners are all secondary schools in the city, which are administered by the city and not the state, as well as the Institute for Pedagogy at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg
5. Partnership and networking
14. Project Network
a. Information network: 
b. Knowledge network: 
c. Innovation network: 
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
There are approximately 200 teachers involved in all schools and seven persons in the MSRG Steering Committee.
16. Participation opportunities
a. Informational participation: 
b. Consultation participation: 
c. Decision influencing participation : 
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
Educational activities are centered on the following: conferences for teachers to the themes of concentration, courses towards qualifications in chosen themes, forums, working groups, and internal as well as comprehensive networks among schools.
18. Learning activities: 
Regarding pupils, the following activities are carried out: individual learning/coaching hours, courses such as German as a Second Language, class instruction for instance in pedagogical theater, courses for the whole form such as Methods Training Curriculum.
19. Educational activities
a. Theory: 
b. Discussion: 
c. Interactive and Multidimensional "action oriented education": 
8. Research Integration
20. Research & Development (R&D): 
In general, it may be said that the project relies on praxis research in the following forms: action research is carried out through regular internal evaluation, external evaluation is implemented for all educational measures taken, and the feedback from these results are fed back into the process to ensure optimization of future project activities.
21. Research partners: 
The project research partners are Prof. Eckart Liebau and Prof. Michael Göhlich of the Institute for Pedagogy at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nuremberg.
22. Description of research
a. Disciplinary: 
c. Transdisciplinary: 
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