Germany's Education System

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  • In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised the German educational model for training students in marketable positions. Technical schools and German companies are implementing versions of dual education domestically. Learn about the programs and how vocational training could help students transfer from adolescence to adulthood in this episode of Dan Rather Reports.


  • Originally released by Big Media, 2013.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 02, 2016.
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  • German Job Machine (2:56) -- Old World Facade (3:25) -- Dual Education (4:25) -- Albert Merglen Elementary School (2:58) -- Criticisms and Positives (2:44) -- Aiken, South Carolina (4:14) -- Tognum and Career Center Program (2:10) -- Criticism of Dual Education (3:05) -- German Educational Model (3:34) -- Lowering Student Loan Interest Concrete Solutions (4:13) -- BMW Scholars (4:29) -- Hybrid Dual Education (3:58) -- Credits: Germany's Education System: Dan Rather Reports on Global Education Systems (1:09)
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