As a subsidiary of the SchlaU Group, the SchlaU-Werkstatt für Migrationspädagogik operates under the auspices of the Trägerkreis Junge Flüchtlinge e. V., which is a company-owned institute in the fields of knowledge generation, knowledge transfer and securing knowledge.
Founded in 2000, the SchlaU school currently teaches around 300 young refugees every year in line with the core curriculum of the Bavarian middle schools in up to 20 classes and guides them to a school-leaving qualification. Alongside school lessons, help for the pupils comprises targeted, intensive individual support that enables the adolescents and young adults aged between 16 and 25 to enter the standard German school and training system after a short time. Within the alumni programme, SchlaU Übergang Schule-Beruf, former attendees are given follow-up support during their training or while they are attending higher education to enable lasting integration. Founded in January 2016, the SchlaU-Werkstatt für Migrationspädagogik scales the experience of the last 16 years of educational work and of teaching young refugees via the concept of school analogue tuition. SchlaU-Werkstatt für Migrationspädagogik is the research, school development, textbook and further training institute of the SchlaU Group. For several years now we have been receiving daily inquiries about conceptual and educational further training opportunities and participation in the 16-year wealth of experience of the SchlaU school. Based on existing research as well as research carried out by the SchlaU-Werkstatt für Migrationspädagogik we want to develop specific problem solutions. The aim is to take effect in direct educational practice, to enhance teacher training as well as socio-educational and psychological training and to provide a focus for the academic discussion.
The SchlaU-Werkstatt für Migrationspädagogik is part of the SchlaU Group and operates under the auspices of the Trägerkreis Junge Flüchtlinge e. V.. The Trägerkreis Junge Flüchtlinge e. V. was founded in 2000. In December 2012, the association statute from 2000 was revised and adapted to the current strategies and requirements in order to enable direct and indirect growth. Since then, Trägerkreis Junge Flüchtlinge e. V. has been acting as an umbrella organisation. While the school is primarily concerned with educational and conceptual tasks, the association assumes strategic, conceptual, and political responsibilities.
The SchlaU school and SchlaU Übergang Schule-Beruf are realised within the association. In January 2014, another subsidiary was founded – the SchlaU SerVer company (limited liability) . This company provided administrative and support services for all areas of the Trägerkreis Junge Flüchtlinge e. V. but also acted externally.
In January of 2016, the SchlaU SerVer was renamed the SchlaU-Werkstatt für Migrationspädagogik gGmbH . In addition to research and internal counselling, it develops training programmes for teachers and teaching material for young refugees.
Dissemenating our approach
With the SchlaU concept, the Trägerkreis Junge Flüchtlinge e. V. is the first in Europe to develop a concept for the education of young refugees. The association is now widely recognised in German educational circles. Through our many years of experience in this relatively new area of education, we see it as our responsibility to share our knowledge. The basis of this knowledge sharing is the continuous quality assurance and further development of school equivalent teaching in the SchlaU schools.
Moreover, it is important to us to contribute to the establishment of clients-oriented educational standards. We therefore publish conditions for the success of educational programmes for young refugees and actively lobby for the right to an education and the improvement of the living situation of all young refugees in Germany. Our aim is to disseminate the SchlaU concept to make it more accessible to young
refugees in Germany.
Inclusion instead of Exclusion. It is our vision to enable adolescent refugees to participate in education and society.