In his report read at the second colloquium of the workers concerned with didactics the CSSR-the GDR in the days from 31. 3. till 2. 4. 1987 the author deals with problems and experiences from the work on the new school plan and school schedules of generally educational schools in the GDR. Special attention is devoted to the questions of specifying the elementary knowledge and skills that are to be acquired by all learners.