Education Through Language and Literacy

BiSS

BiSS (Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift, BiSS) is a joint governmental and federal initiative for improving and advancing concepts and methods for language development, language assessment and reading development in elementary, primary and secondary education.

Target Group

Practitioners in education (teachers in elementary, primary and secondary education), administrators in education, further parties involved in language education

Objectives

The joint governmental and federal initiative BiSS aims at improving and advancing concepts and methods for language development, language assessment and reading development in elementary, primary and secondary education. The consortium will be responsible for the initiative’s design, coordination and academic development. The consortium consists of three institutions with expert knowledge concerning elementary, primary and secondary education respectively that will be pivotal in generating expert knowledge in language assessment, language development and literacy advancement.

The program aims at research-based evaluation and advancement of programs and measures in language development, language assessment and reading development. It further more aims at qualifying and professionalizing educational practitioners in the context of language and literacy education.

Theme Focus

Advancement of language and literacy education

Activities

  • Providing professional training for teachers in elementary, primary and secondary education in the fields of language and literacy education, advancement and assessment
  • Evaluation of programs in language education and assessment
  • Providing counseling for educational practitioners

Funding Organizations

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Further initiating parties:

  • Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)
  • Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK)
  • Standing Conference of the Ministers of Family Affairs and Youth of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (JFMK)

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