“PerspektivSchulen” is a program to support students and multiprofessional teams at schools in challenging circumstances in Schleswig-Holstein.
Schools in a socially disadvantaged environment receive additional support under the program so that they can develop improved perspectives for themselves and their students.
In addition to a financial budget totaling several million euros, the PerspektivSchulen receive support in the form of consulting, further education, coaching, training, academies and networking assistance from the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Culture of the state Schleswig-Holstein (MBWK), the Institute for Educational Development in Schools in Schleswig-Holstein (IQSH), the Schleswig-Holstein School Supervision and the Wübben Foundation.
The program will run for five years (2019-2024).
“PerspektivSchulen” is being researched and evaluated with an accompanying study called “Work at schools in challenging circumstances in Schleswig-Holstein” by a team led by Prof. Dr. Stephan Gerhard Huber from the Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (IBB) at the University of Teacher Education Zug.
The study aims to make visible the work of school leaders, teachers and educational staff at schools in challenging circumstances. Furthermore, the experiences of the schools are to be used to find indications of how and under which conditions school leaders and schools in challenging circumstances can be meaningfully supported to improve school quality and increase the educational opportunities of disadvantaged children and youth.
In the longitudinal study, processes of change and development in schools in Schleswig-Holstein will be examined over a longer period to understand the conditions for success and the prerequisites for school development. Throughout the project, several surveys will be conducted to analyze the development and changes of schools and the effect of leadership development measures on the competence development of school leaders and the effect of school development measures on organizational change. Schools in challenging circumstances are to be differentiated in their complexity so that effective support measures can be offered according to need. Furthermore, questions will be answered that deal with the role of school leaders and the possibilities of school development for the assurance and further development of the quality of school work.