ERIC Number: ED191546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Children in the GDR.
The four chapters of this book and the many accompanying color photographs describe and portray comprehensive programs of socialist education provided for children in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The introduction indicates the scope of educational objectives within national and international contexts. The first chapter of the book specifies elements of the educational programs. Topics receiving attention are preschool and kindergarten education, the regular 10 year polytechnical school program, special schools for handicapped children, and the program of apprenticeships available to every youth after leaving school. Discussion continues with overviews of the teacher's role and parent school cooperation in the GDR. The second chapter describes the social involvement of school children in the "Ernst Thalmann" Pioneer Organization. It is the task of the Pioneer Organization to draw children into political life, teach them to observe social rights and duties, and provide them meaningful leisure time experiences. Chapter three provides an overview of health care services for children. Chapter four describes meaningful leisure pursuits for all children including participation in programs of the Ministries of Culture and Education, library activities, sports contests, and holiday activities in summer Pioneer camps. Over half of the book consists of more than 125 photographs that are thematically related to claims made in the text. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Instructional Program Divisions, Kindergarten, Political Socialization, Preschool Education, Socialism, Special Education, Youth Clubs
UNICEF-GDR National Committee, DDR, l034 Berlin, Warschauer Strasse 5, West Germany (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: East Germany