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ERIC Number: EJ811595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
Navigating the Waves of Change: Political Education and Democratic School Reform in Postwar West Berlin
Puaca, Brian M.
History of Education Quarterly, v48 n2 p244-264 May 2008
This article concentrates on two pieces of legislation promulgated in the early 1960s in order to investigate the broader ideas and concerns surrounding political education in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. These pieces of educational policy highlight the consensus for continued reform while recognizing the value of curricular and pedagogical innovations introduced after 1945. These documents signal the beginning of a "second wave" of reform that would result in more visible, dramatic changes in the curricula and pedagogy of the postwar schools. More importantly, they reflect a renewed commitment at the highest levels to political education that built upon previous initiatives--the "first wave" of reform--and promoted further innovation. (Contains 42 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Germany