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ERIC Number: EJ983530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Mapping a Space of Biography: Karl Triebold and the Waldschule of Senne I-Bielefeld (c.1923-1939)
Thyssen, Geert
History of Education, v41 n4 p457-476 2012
Starting from a "life geography" of Karl Triebold, a leading figure in open-air education, this article provides an understanding of the seemingly ordinary but still idiosyncratic development of a German open-air school. Triebold's life's work, the fight against tuberculosis, conceived as character education through healthy occupation, was inspired by his experience both as a tuberculosis patient and as a teacher in a field hospital. Rest cures and saltwater baths were precursors of "his" open-air school that was to be sustained by a social-insurance company. "Weak", mostly poor children were to stay there, divided according to age, sex and constitution. Triebold's influence is most apparent from the institution's "concentric" method and curriculum. Precisely these, however, were rejected. The school as such was supposedly closed, and Triebold was discharged, which enabled him to become an open-air school figurehead. This illustrates how broader institutional developments can bear the imprint of subjects' life history. (Contains 125 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany