ERIC Number: ED107590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The School as a Democratic Institution: The Problems of Teaching Social Studies in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Bildung und Wissenchaft (Education and Science in the Federal Republic of Germany), n12-74 p173-180 Dec 1974
In recent years, political and social studies have been under revision in the individual states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Many states have issued framework guidelines for the various school branches and levels to provide teachers with orientation aids. Progressive educators see the goal of political and social studies as being more than just the imparting of knowledge via political, social, economic and legal institutions. They are more concerned with awakening interest in these things with the aid of a knowledge of interrelationships and events. The goal is the articulate citizen capable of criticism and thus the creation of the preconditions for democracy and further democratization. Two learning objectives developed by the state Northrhine-Westphalia are the ability and willingness to think in terms of political alternatives, and the ability and willingness to work as a member of different social groups and to display open-mindedness. These objectives are to be associated directly with concrete teaching processes so that the school is a public showcase of a democratic institution. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: West Germany