ERIC Number: ED120094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational System of the German Democratic Republic: Education around the World.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This description of the educational system of the German Democratic Republic provides readers interested in comparative education with an overview of the system's organization, fundamental concepts, and objectives since the revision of its structure following World War II. Brief statistical information on the country and its people is followed by an introductory section on the historical developments leading to the establishment of the German Democratic Republic. After a summary of the basic aspects of its current educational system, more detailed descriptions of the various educational levels are provided, including (1) elementary and secondary education, (2) engineering institutes and technical schools, (3) higher education, and (4) teacher education. Educational influences outside the formal educational structure are also mentioned. Throughout the study educational terms in German are placed in parentheses following their English equivalents. When no precise English equivalent exists for a German educational concept, this is explained. A map and several graphs and tables serve to illustrate the text. A selected glossary of German educational terms and a selected reading list are provided at the end of the article. (MK)
Descriptors: Communism, Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Higher Education, School Districts, School Organization, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (stock No. 017-080-01408-4, $0.45)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: East Germany