In Germany there are about 1.000 independent schools affiliated with the Protestant Church. The Comenius-Institut offers applied research on development and evaluation (e.g. extension of classroom lesson time per day). A series of publications contributes to the visibility and transparency of Protestant schools.
Major research and evaluation activities concerning Protestant schools are organised by the Research Centre for Protestant Schools (Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsstelle Evangelische Schule) at the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in Hannover, working in close cooperation with the Comenius-Institut:
Self-Development of Protestant Schools: Supportive Structures
Paper presented at the Conference "Religiously Affiliated Schools in a Multicultural Society: Challenges and Objections", Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, January 28-30, 1999