Germany Data

The EASIE data collection takes place every two years. Country data is added to this website as and when it becomes available. The default view is the most recent school year available. The data is presented in up to six tables, focusing on different aspects of inclusive education. Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the data displayed is from the selected school year.

2014/2015 Data:

Germany - 2014_2015 - Table 1

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many school aged children are there at: 2,803,627 4,495,495 Federal Statistical Office, population statistics, population on 1 January 2015 by age: ISCED 1: 6–9 years, ISCED 2: 10–15 years OECD-Eurostat uses the same population data. UNESCO uses different population data from the UNESCO population forecast statistics. Population data is based on the forecast of the 2011 census.
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings in: 2,879,394 4,543,318 Federal Statistical Office, German UNESCO-UIS/OECD/Eurostat (UOE) database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics Total enrolment at each level.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings in: 0 0 Settings other than formal ones do not exist in Germany. All pupils are accounted for in the data. Differences occur due to mismatching of data on population forecast and administrative data provided by schools.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: M M Federal Statistical Office, German UOE database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics Data on pupils with special educational needs without an official decision in mainstream classes cannot be reported separately. In order not to stigmatise pupils with mild special needs, the intention is not to make an official decision at an early date. An assessment team examines the pupil’s special educational needs. The assessment leads to various forms of support provided by special needs teachers from regional counselling and support centres and classroom teachers, whether or not the pupils get an official decision of special educational needs.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 75,508 75,786 Federal Statistical Office, German UOE database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics Data on pupils with special educational needs with an official decision in mainstream classes.

Germany - 2014_2015 - Table 2

Question 9 years 15 years Sources used Notes
1 How many children are aged: 701,623 786,661 Federal Statistical Office, population statistics, population on 1 January 2015 by age OECD-Eurostat uses the same population data. UNESCO uses different population data from the UNESCO population forecast statistics. Population data is based on the forecast of the 2011 census.
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings aged: 701,252 787,342 Federal Statistical Office, German UNESCO-UIS/OECD/Eurostat (UOE) database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics Enrolment at each level at age 9 or 15.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings aged: 0 0 Settings other than formal ones do not exist in Germany. All pupils are accounted for in the data. Differences occur due to mismatching of data on population forecast and administrative data provided by schools.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: M M Data on pupils in mainstream classes by age are not available.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: M M Data on pupils in mainstream classes by age are not available.

Germany - 2014_2015 - Table 3

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 165,656 243,250 Federal Statistical Office, German UNESCO-UIS/OECD/Eurostat (UOE) database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics A small number of pupils do not have an official decision of SEN. It is not possible to separate out data for some Länder.
2 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 75,508 75,786 Federal Statistical Office, German UOE database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics The proportion of integration/inclusive settings varies between the Länder. Placement in a mainstream class implies 80% of time spent with non-disabled peers.
3 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: M M There is no separate data available regarding the numbers of pupils in segregated classes in mainstream schools in any sector or age phase. The data is covered by special school data.
4 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 90,148 167,464 Federal Statistical Office, German UOE database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics Data on pupils in mainstream classes by grade.
5 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: NA NA No such settings exist in Germany.

Germany - 2014_2015 - Table 4

Question ISCED 1 Male ISCED 1 Female ISCED 2 Male ISCED 2 Female Sources used Notes
1 How many male and female pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 110,408 55,248 156,397 86,853 Federal Statistical Office, German UNESCO-UIS/OECD/Eurostat (UOE) database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics A small number of pupils do not have an official decision of SEN. It is not possible to separate out data for some Länder.
2 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 48,819 26,689 50,185 25,601 Federal Statistical Office, German UOE database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics The proportion of integrated/inclusive settings varies among the Länder. Placement in a mainstream class implies 80% of time spent with non-disabled peers.
3 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: M M M M M There is no separate data available regarding the numbers of pupils in segregated classes in mainstream schools in any sector or age phase. The data is covered by special school data.
4 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 61,589 28,559 106,212 61,252 Federal Statistical Office, German UOE database based on general school statistics and vocational school statistics Data on pupils in mainstream classes by grade.
5 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: M M M M NA No such settings exist in Germany.

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