Education and Society in Germany

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in the face of unbiased historical evidence. Chapter 8 will assess the extent to which the best of the GDR's education system could have been adopted by the enlarged FRG and how East German society adjusted to a changed lifestyle.


Notes
1.
As an example cf. K.-H. Gfinther and G. Uhlig ( 1973), History of the Schools in the German Democratic Republic 1945 to 1968, Berlin.
2.
O. Anweiler ( 1988), Schulpolitik und Schulsystem in der DDR, Opladen; D. Waterkamp ( 1987), Handbuch zum Bildungswesen der DDR, Berlin.
3.
G. Neuner ( 1973), Zur Theorie der sozialistischen Allgemeinbildung, Berlin, p. 15.
4.
M. Honecker ( 1965), "'Referat auf der Konferenz der Lehrer und padagogischen Wissenschaftler'", Deutsche Lehrerzeitung, No. 23, Beilage, p. 5.
5.
Neuner, Zur Theorie, p. 19.
6.
Based on W. I. Lenin ( 1959), Werke, vol. 31, Berlin, p. 272. Quoted from Neuner, Zur Theorie, p. 231.
7.
Neuner, Zur Theorie, p. 146f. For a systematic overview cf. ibid., p. 164.
8.
Verfassung der DDR ( 1968), article 25.4. Also: Staatsverlag der DDR ( 1965), "'Gesetz über das einheitliche sozialistische Bildungssystem'", Unser Bildungssystem - wichtiger Schritt auf dem Wege zur gebildeten Nation, Berlin.
9.
E. Lange, G. Perner and J. Polzin ( 1966), Sozialistische Erziehung in der Schulpraxis. Erfahrungen der Oberschulen Lichterfelde und Ehrenberg bei der planmäigen Bewußtseinsentwicklung der Schäler, Berlin, p. 62f.
10.
A. S. Makarenko ( 1952), Ausgewähite pädagogische Schriften, Berlin, p. 257. Quoted from 1. Berg ( 1961), Zur Theorie der Strafe in der sozialistischen Schule, Berlin, p. 25.
11.
H. Hümmler ( 1967), Die Partei, ABC des Marxismus Leninismus, Berlin, p. 63.
12.
A. Kosing et al. ( 1954), Weltall Erde Mensch. Ein Sammelwerk zur Entwicklungsgeschichte von Natur und Gesellschaft, Berlin.
13.
A good illustration of the yearning for alternative lifestyles is given in U. Plenzdorf ( 1973), Die neuen Leiden des jungen W., Rostock.
14.
Chapter 5, pp. 96f.
15.
Günther and Uhlig, History, p. 63.
16.
Anweiler, Schulpolitik, p. 60.
17.
Günther and Uhlig, History, p. 73.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vii
  • Preface ix
  • Notes xi
  • 1 - The German Concept of Bildung 1
  • Notes 18
  • Textual Studies 21
  • 2 - A Period of Transition: from the Formation of the Empire to the First World War 26
  • Notes 42
  • Textual Studies 44
  • 3 - The Weimar Republic: Reform and Reaction 50
  • Notes 63
  • Textual Studies 65
  • 4 - Education and Ideology Under National Socialism 71
  • Notes 84
  • Textual Studies 86
  • 5 - Re-Education After 1945 91
  • Notes 105
  • Textual Studies 108
  • 6 - The Education System of the Federal Republic 1949-1989: the Reluctant Process of Modernization 113
  • Notes 130
  • Textual Studies 133
  • 7 - Education in the Former Gdr: Socialist Education in Theory and Practice 137
  • Notes 153
  • Textual Studies 155
  • 8 - Trends in Education and Society Since Unification 159
  • Notes 176
  • Textual Studies 179
  • Select Bibliography 183
  • Index 188
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