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ERIC Number: ED421379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
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Cold War and the Politics of Comparative Education: The Case of Divided Germany.
Sander, Theodor
This paper deals with the political role and the political self-definition of researchers in the field of comparative education in East and West Germany in the post World War II period. The study addresses some of the general assumptions made about comparative education bridging the gap between cultures but asserts that none of these assumptions is supported by the available evidence in divided Germany. Comparative education became a tool of the political parties to foster nationalism or chauvinism, militarism, expansionism for awhile, and had generally accepted warfare as the basic mode of existence. Comparative education in East and West Germany systematically built up a theoretical framework for producing disinformation and propaganda, each side stressing the uniqueness and superiority of its own system and each claiming the enemy to be highly successful only in manipulating and indoctrinating the youth of its country. Contains 66 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: East Germany; West Germany