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ERIC Number: EJ1101933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
Using Classroom Recordings in Educational History Research. An East German Civics Lesson
Jehle, May; Blessing, Benita
Journal of Social Science Education, v13 n1 p118-136 Spr 2014
Students learned in civics lessons in the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) that their socialist society uniquely guaranteed all individuals the right to work, and that, as good socialists, they had the duty to take on socially meaningful work. Using the example of a video recording of an East German civics lesson and its transcription, this article demonstrates how to use audio-visual sources in historical scholarship on educational research. In this manner, we offer a new source in the evaluation of the East German state's attempt to socialize young East Germans to value work as part of their socialist responsibility to the nation. A combined bibliography and list of sources is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: East Germany
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