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By Hans Oswald (auth.), Hilke Rebenstorf (eds.)

How a lot are adolescents attracted to politics? Are they prepared for political participation? What do they consider democracy, normally in addition to concerning the one they event? How do their attitudes strengthen and to what volume are their perspectives inspired through their parents?

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The other dimension is that of individual beliefs and people's affiliation with and closeness to their Church and its system of ethics. The Christian Churches - and a few other religious denominations - have the status of public corporations. This gives them the right to levy taxes on 9 10 Translation by the authors. More precisely, one would have to speak of two main Christian directions, the Catholic and the Protestant, because the Protestant contains various Churches, most prominently the Lutheran.

44 Hilke Rebenstorf and Karin Weiss which means those born after 1984, don't feel this lack of integration, but their parents certainly still do. On the other hand, the new method of projectoriented learning paves the way for democratic participation, which was impossible before. Whether a person regards the new system as supporting mainly the strong, while disregarding the needs of the weak, is a matter of individual standpoint and specific circumstances, rather than of objective conditions. Five years after unification, the school system in the new states of Germany had completed its transition, and the numbers of students in the various tracks no longer differed much from the distribution in the West.

A professional career is important, but not more important than family or friends. These youngsters are quite contradictory in their values. They show a variety of interests, look optimistically toward the future, have a high degree of interest in politics, and show the lowest xenophobia of all five groups. The group of the traditionalists, [mally, includes one-fifth of all youngsters in Germany. They place a high value on humanism, self-management, family, and a good profession. This group shows the highest level of education, the highest income, and the most supportive parents.

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