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Niemz, Gunter – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Provides a concise overview of geography education in Germany from the 18th century to the present.Outlines concerns that include the incorporation of the old East German school system and employment problems for German youth. Tables summarize geography curricula throughout different periods. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Phillips, David – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1991
Describes assessment in the German school system as regular, systematic, and officially controlled through legislation. Emphasizes that even strict grading levels combine criterion and norm referencing because teacher determination must include a subjective element. Concludes that other systems may best learn negative lessons from the German…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems
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Social Education, 1993
Reports on an interview with a former East German English teacher. Describes her view that the ideologically determined curriculum, particularly in social studies education, was a major barrier to effective education. Discusses her contention that a loss of moral and ethical values among youth was a result of reunification and the demise of the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Communism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pritchard, Rosalind M. O. – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Asserts that Europe is moving closer to political unity and the Single European Act will promote the professional mobility of teachers. Discusses attempts to introduce innovative models of teacher education likely to lead to greater equality within the teaching profession. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational History
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Niemi, Richard G.; Hepburn, Mary A. – Perspectives on Political Science, 1995
Maintains that research on political socialization began in the late 1950s and died a premature death in the 1970s. Discusses the field's origins and downfall, and predicts a rebirth in a new and sustainable form. Outlines changes in secondary school political science education and political socialization research in other nations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Phillips, David – Oxford Studies in Comparative Education, 1992
Reviews developments in German education since reunification. Contends that differences between the educational systems of the former German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany will result in tensions and delay full reintegration. Concludes that this process also could open the door for needed reforms in Germany's educational…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy