Education

Improving the Quality of Schools

Qualitätsentwicklung von Schule
Our goal is to improve the quality of education at as many schools as possible in Germany through systematic school development so that all students can tap into their own potential in the best possible way. The focus of our programs is on individual schools that want to effect change of their own accord. This is where we contribute new development ideas.
Excellent education allows people to discover their talents and be in control of shaping their own lives, regardless of their background or social status. Education is the key to the betterment of society as a whole. And school is the most important educational institution for young people.

That is why good schools strive to provide excellent education to all children and young people, leading them to the best possible achievements and academic outcomes. They try to compensate for unequal starting conditions and successfully prepare their students for a self-determined life as part of society. To do so, they need to constantly make improvements to their structures, methods, and content and react with flexibility to students’ individual needs. Schools need to continuously work on improving their quality.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung looks back on a long tradition of providing support for schools, from which comprehensive support activities have developed. While in the past we primarily worked on specific topics related to school quality, such as health education and fostering creativity, today our activities in this area of support focus on the entire school and its development.

We are also increasingly seeking out international dialog in order to link players within the educational sphere and to foster the transfer of knowledge across national boundaries, regardless of the education system in question. This is aimed at facilitating the exchange of experiences, offering all of those involved the chance to address the challenges that they are currently facing within their respective education systems.
Increasing digitization is also making its mark and changing school education. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is presenting the Forum on Education and Digitization in conjunction with a number of other foundations in order to provide a platform for the public debate about digitization in education and to contribute to a pedagogically effective strategy for the German education system. In doing so, our main focus is on exploring how teaching and learning processes can be improved through digital media.
We are active in the following projects
The German School Award

The German School Award

The award was launched to honor educational achievements and help make them usable to improve the quality of schools all over Germany.

 
"Studienkolleg" for Student Teachers

Photo: Jens Sauerbrey

"Studienkolleg" for Student Teachers

Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the largest foundations in Germany associated with a private company. To pursue its objectives, the foundation funds external projects and initiates projects of its own to develop and implement programs.

 
Forum Education and Digitalization

Forum Education and Digitalization

The forum is a platform connecting government, science, economics, and society to start an open discussion about the digitalization of education and to work on a practical strategy for the German education system.

 
International Dialog on Educational Issues

International Dialog on Educational Issues

In order to link stakeholders in the field of education, spark discussions and enable knowledge transfer beyond national and system boundaries we are systematically supporting international dialog on educational issues.

 
National Council on Education

National Council on Education

According to experts, a National Council on Education in the style of the German Council of Science and Humanities should, in the future, help bring about important reforms in the German education system.

 
The Bochum Sprachförderturm for Language Promotion

The Bochum Sprachförderturm for Language Promotion

The Bochum Sprachförderturm for language promotion brings children and young people who have recently immigrated together with students studying education at Ruhr University Bochum.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
Denkwerk

Denkwerk

The program Denkwerk is our support program for partnerships between academics, teachers, and students who want to work together on projects in a specific region. The purpose of the program is to give students and teachers a look behind the scene at current research in the humanities and social sciences.

 
FranceMobil

FranceMobil

French graduates visit kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, vocational schools, and high schools across Germany and raise the interest of students, teachers, and parents in French language and culture.

 
German School Academy

German School Academy

The German School Academy is an independent institution for school development and teacher training active throughout Germany.

 
Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

We are looking for strategies and ideas to improve the framework conditions for international student and youth exchanges so that every young person in Europe gets the chance to gain international experience.

 
National Council on Education

National Council on Education

According to experts, a National Council on Education in the style of the German Council of Science and Humanities should, in the future, help bring about important reforms in the German education system.

 
Nuances

Nuances

Creating a multimedia Web platform with teaching materials for the globalized classroom.

 
School Turnaround

School Turnaround

The project "School Turnaround" provides highly targeted support for ten schools in Berlin. All efforts are focused on achieving a turnaround, which is the basis for sustained school development in the future.

 
Strong Teachers – Strong Students

Strong Teachers – Strong Students

We support vocational teachers in dealing with right wing extremism amoung their pupils. Through the teachers, the pupils are emboldened to reflect their opinions.

 
Study: Global Responsibility, Internationalization, and Interculturality in Schools (GLOBIS)

Study: Global Responsibility, Internationalization, and Interculturality in Schools (GLOBIS)

The aim of the research project is to gain an overview of school strategies in dealing with globalization, identify conducive and obstructive conditions, and develop approaches for global learning.