Interview with Elfie Fleck

Interview with Elfie Fleck who was as a municipal actor a high ranking civil servant in Ministry of Education (Departement: Migration & Multilingualism) until her pension in may 2017. Together with Elisabeth Furch (PH Wien) she invented the nationwide mother tongue tuition course of study, which enrolled already four times since 2012. In her interview with Martina Sturm she takes a close look on aspects in today’s migrant society.

Interview with Karin Steiner (Wiener Kinderfreunde)

Karin Steiner works as a head of the educational department of “Wiener Kinderfreude”, Austria’s biggest private kindergarten provider with deep roots in the social-democratic tradition of Victor Adler. Steiner reports how in our age of migration parents of plurilingual kindergarten children are successfully involved in kindergarten activities (“Elterncafé”, “Elternabende”), meanwhile it is a daily hard job to change attitudes and perspectives in a nation, which shows a strong monolingualistic habitus in educational institutions.