ERIC Number: ED380336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Eastern German Education System in Transition.
Block, Klaus-D.; Fuchs, Hans-W.
This research summary presents a status report on the process of the thorough restructuring of eastern Germany since unification. Education and science are in the center of this effort. Explanation of the roles of education in the lives of citizens in both the former socialist and democratic republics is given. Both the ideological and practical influences are discussed. The paper gives an overall picture of the transformation process and deals particularly with: (1) thorough reform efforts with respect to contents, structures, and concepts as demanded by the politically revelant participants (citizens movements, political parties, churches); (2) changes within the education system as put through by the last two German Democratic Republic (GDR) governments until October 3, 1990; (3) transitional regulations as provided by the Unity Treaty and its consequences for teachers, scholars, and students; (4) the reestablishing of the Lander of the former GDR and the emergence of their new education policies; and (5) the transformation of social studies from socialist "Staatsburgerkunde" to a democratic political education. An attempt is made to assess the current transformation process, focusing on secondary and higher education. Contains approximately 800 references in German. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bundeswehr Univ., Hamburg (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Germany