Child care and the role of the nanny

Today, many families have child care. This is often a nanny who takes care of the children when the parents are not there. Then it's that person who comforts the little ones, teaches them values and educates them. Therefore, it is important to choose a person for this task who shares your ideas about parenting.

Childcare and the role of the nanny

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Theories, critiques, narratives

5.1 The different theoretical views on economization

There is no one theory of economization per se. Rather, economization is explained theoretically in several ways and analyzed with different emphases. What all approaches share is the view that it is a complex transformation process in which economic forms, instruments, and logics increasingly dominate in areas that are not primarily economic (value. The changes affect the macro level (fields, systems, discourses) and meso level (institutions) as well as the micro level of everyday practices and modes of subjectivation. However, the different theories differ considerably in their interpretation of the extent, the degree or. the scope of economizing transformations, which is related to the definition of ‘the economic’. For some, economization can only be measured by ‘hard’ indicators such as monetary profits or. For others, economization begins much earlier, for example, with output-oriented control in the school system, in which primarily measurable performance is evaluated by tests – similar to a system of key figures in companies, according to which success and savings potential are measured. The broad spectrum of economic forms, instruments and logics includes u.a. the primacy of efficiency and output orientation, marketization, competitive selection, the hierarchical separation of leadership (management, school board, university presidium) and operational level (employees, teachers, professors), enterprise and entrepreneurship as global guiding principles, etc. In the following, we will briefly introduce theoretical approaches that play an important role in the discussion on economization (Hohne 2012: 801-807).

System or. Differentiation theory defines economization as de-differentiation, d.h. as the dissolution of rationality boundaries and action logics between economy, politics, health, education etc., is interpreted differently in the various theories (Schimank and Volkmann 2008; Kronig 2007). It is based on the system’s own logics or rules (‘code’), according to which specific actions and communication take place in the system: For instance, according to the logic of mediating/acquiring when it comes to learning and didactic action in the field of education, while in the capitalist economy money-, exchange-, and market-based transactions according to features such as money payments, supply/demand, buy/sell, profit, minimum/maximum principle (min. costs + max. value added), etc. operates. The respective logics of the systems are not arbitrarily interchangeable because they would limit a) the social functions and b) the autonomy of the systems: A science that would be primarily economically oriented to monetary profits would no longer operate in a truth- or knowledge-oriented way – so the assumption. Pierre Bourdieu, for his part, speaks of fields in which actors act according to hybrid logics, from different positions and motives, and equipped with different resources (types of capital). Fields and actors also have their own, albeit relative, autonomy (‘nomos’ as it is called), which is always embedded in hierarchical structures and dependencies. According to this, scientists can both strive for truth and simultaneously pursue the goal of increasing reputation (= symbolic capital) and influence (= power) with it. Through economization in science, motives such as gaining reputation and power would come to the fore, implying a radicalized market-oriented competition among scientists.

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Nemesis stage fright: these tricks help to combat pre-exam jitters

Do you know this too? The night before a test or exam, even if you’ve prepared yourself, the excitement sets in. “Almost all athletes, actors and singers are familiar with stage fright before they go on stage. Most of them then have a ritual that helps them”, says doctor christopher kirchhoff.

You can also do this: for example, put a suitable book under your pillow before you go to sleep or recite a saying before you go into the classroom.

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Subsidized stations offer more variety and more suisa repertoire

In 2017, the Swiss Music Association presented a "SwissMusicOnAir Award" for the first time. The award was given to the licensed private radio station with the highest proportion of Swiss music in its program: the subsidized local station in Bern, Radio BeO. (Image: Radio BeO)

Subsidized radio and TV stations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein tend to give more airplay to music from SUISA members than privately funded stations. In addition, most federally supported stations play many more different music titles than their counterparts focused on advertising revenues. In the interest of local music creation and cultural diversity, an abolition of the solidary levies for public service media should therefore be rejected.

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Confucius’ thoughts: a legacy for humanity

Confucius' thoughts: a legacy for humanity

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived at a time when war and confusion ruled. However, he never gave up in his search for a way to overcome difficulties with knowledge. When he was 50 years old, he started traveling through China. On his travels he shares his thoughts, especially in the form of aphorisms. His influence was so great that he soon began filling entire auditoriums with listeners. Even politicians and influential men engaged with his thoughts and put them into practice.

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It’s never too late for a fresh start

Business people in the health care sector are "active in various inpatient, day-care and outpatient facilities in the health and social services sector. Their area of deployment includes hospitals, care facilities, the preventive care and rehabilitation sector, rescue services and "medical self-administration facilities," as the curriculum states. One of them will be Martin Schwarz, who will complete his two-year retraining in the summer of 2023. Until then, the 37-year-old family man, who already has an apprenticeship and a decade of professional experience in the catering industry, will have to go back to school and complete internships.

Why retrain as a healthcare management assistant??

"The desire to reorient myself professionally arose with the birth of my son and became inevitable through Corona," Martin Schwarz looks back. "I knew that I wanted to continue doing something with people and also apply my commercial knowledge, but not yet what exactly I wanted to do and was initially unemployed for a year. In March 2021, I had a very nice conversation with a friendly employee of the employment agency and the prospect of being able to become a health care salesperson. Once the specific wish was established, everything happened very quickly. After one or the other application and job interview, the contracts were signed within a week and I could start on 1. I will start my two-year retraining program in April 2021, which will be financed through an education voucher."

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Museums in philadelphia

Unique offerings in the modern cultural metropolis

The museum and art scene is not neglected in Philadelphia – the metropolis is famous for its museums and convinces with unique cultural offers. There are also numerous religious artifacts among the exhibits.

The second-largest city on the U.S. East Coast is an art lover's paradise, as evidenced not only by the multitude of murals, statues and sculptures on every corner and one of the largest art collections in the U.S. Exhibitions of all kinds, from the historical to the technical to the scientific, never fail to delight visitors.

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More and more private schools in germany – bye, bye educational equality?! (1)

Right at the beginning of the article, we make a contradiction: The number of private schools in Germany is growing rapidly. Long ago they ceased to be the exclusive preserve of the middle-class elite. Despite all this, the sword of Damocles of increasing educational inequality hangs over the German school system. The goal of access to education for all is still a long way off. Why?

Private or private schools? The run on education

After the summer vacation, first-graders everywhere are rushing to a wide variety of educational institutions – with expectations, concerns and wishes in their luggage. Some parents share the concerns of their children. Bullying in schoolyards, cancelled classes and dilapidated school buildings make parents' ears prick up. Starting school ends an odyssey for many fathers and mothers. Months, even years in advance, they attended "open days" at private school institutions to explore alternatives, checked out the public elementary school in their area that was responsible for them, considered switching to other public schools in the vicinity.
If one decides to hand over the institutional responsibility for the education of one's offspring to a private school, many parents begin to worry about school admission. Because not only the parents make a choice, also the schools.

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