Förderung von Hauptschülerinnen und Hauptschülern über die Sommerferien zur Vorbereitung auf den Übergang in den Beruf

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Especially graduates from the German type of school Hauptschule have problems in the transition from the school to their vocational training. In the present study a three-week summer school program for eight graders is evaluated, which wants to support students in different areas to have a successful transition. To do so two questions are raised: 1. Which effect does the summer program have on the mathematics and reading skills of the students? 2. Which effect does the summer program have on the perceived self-efficacy of the students? The results of the pre-post-design show in all areas a significant effect. For the control group only in reading a significant effect could be observed. Over all the results point out that the summer school influences students knowledge especially in mathematics and perceived self-efficacy positive, but the sizes of the effects differ. This will be discussed referring the current research of summer schools.
Translated title of the contributionSupport of Students Over Summer Before the Transition From the School to Vocational Training
Original languageGerman
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)336 - 353
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2015