Effect of griffbereitMINI

Effect of griffbereitMINI

Participating parents/families

What do I get from griffbereitMINI?

  • Weekly greef readyMINI-Group
  • Contact/exchange with like-minded people
  • Suggestions for everyday language education with my child
  • Appreciation of my family language(s)
  • If applicable, qualification as a group facilitator

What reinforces/amplifies Griffbereit?

  • Knowledge and competences regarding language education, upbringing, health, etc.
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Self-confidence through focus on own strengths
  • Willingness to engage in dialogue and competence to act in the institution
  • Motivation to strengthen own children (e.g. language)
  • Participation in the social and life of the educational institution
  • Motivation to deepen and share own language skills and competences, e.g. as a parent companion

How does this change our togetherness?

  • Parents/families are integrated into the social life and that of the places of education as well as actively involved
  • Families' potential is recognised - for real participation in society
  • Potentials and opportunities of cultural diversity become visible - for real change
  • Strengthening participation and networking
  • Genuine upbringing and education partnerships between parents/families and institution


Participating children

What do I get from griffbereitMINI?

  • Weekly griffbereitMINI Group
  • Contact/interaction with peers
  • Language and developmental impulses
  • Employment/experience with age-appropriate materials

What reinforces/amplifies Griffbereit?

  • Strengthened language skills in the family language(s) and in German
  • General language competence, e.g. larger vocabulary
  • Positive overall development (e.g. emotional, motor etc.)
  • More familiar and intensive parent-child interaction
  • Enjoyment of the material/doing
  • Subsequently, easier transition to the further educational institution or e.g. the Griffbereit programme.
  • Opportunity for successful participation in education

How does this change our togetherness?

  • More equal opportunities for all children in education
  • Social acceptance of multilingualism as a resource and potential for children


Leading group facilitators

What do I get from griffbereitMINI?

  • griffbereitMINI-Training, accompaniment and reflection
  • (Multilingual) programme materials
  • Provision of the greef readyMINI-Concept with recommendations for action and ideas/suggestions for practice
  • Independent planning freedom
  • High flexibility within the framework conditions
  • Working and sharing with families and very young children

What reinforces/amplifies Griffbereit

  • Knowledge in the fields of adult education and child development as well as multilingualism and diversity
  • Responsibility and independence as a mediator between family and institution
  • Self-confidence, independence
  • Motivation to expand one's own field of activity or for proactive further training

How does this change our togetherness?

  • First steps into the pedagogical field of work
  • Educational institutions continue to develop - towards more migration-sensitive living, acting and working

Pedagogical staff

What do I get from griffbereitMINI?

  • griffbereitMINI-Training, accompaniment and reflection

What reinforces/amplifies griffbereitMINI

  • Guiding Principle "Education and Training Partnership
  • Knowledge and greater sensitivity with regard to diversity-conscious action and multilingualism
  • Motivation to use language education and promotion in a targeted way
  • Less stress, more self-confidence in everyday working life

How does this change our togetherness?

  • New educational concepts emerge: diversity-oriented and promoting multilingualism
  • Education is migration-sensitive, diversity-conscious and multilingual
  • This education becomes the guiding principle of society and leads to an open, diverse society at all levels.


Participating educational institution

What do I get from griffbereitMINI?

  • Weekly greef readyMINI-Group
  • Qualified group facilitators
  • Training, accompaniment, reflection
  • Equipping the facility, e.g. with diversity-conscious play materials, books, pictures as well as ideas and suggestions for a language and learning stimulating environment in all languages available to the children.

What reinforces/amplifies griffbereitMINI?

  • Practice-oriented knowledge on diversity-conscious approaches to action and the established implementation thereof
  • Openness to inputs from families with an international history for the day-to-day running of the facility
  • Interaction with parents with international family history
  • Acceptance of parents = "education experts
  • Addressing multilingualism as a potential
  • Better preparation for further education, better educational opportunities for children

How does this change our togetherness?

    • Strengthening the educational partnership with parents/families along the educational chain
    • Educational institutions open up in a migration-sensitive and diversity-oriented way already in the early childhood sector[1]


[1] http://publi.lvr.de/publi/PDF/750-Gemeinsam-Verschieden.pdf, p. 9 (as of 04.05.2016).


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Excessive demand

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