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ERIC Number: EJ1002430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Creating Germans Abroad: White Education and the Colonial Condition in German Southwest Africa, 1894-1914
Walther, Daniel Joseph
European Education, v44 n4 p31-50 Win 2012-2013
From the perspective of German colonial supporters and authorities, appropriate white education in the settler colony of Southwest Africa (SWA) was essential for maintaining German hegemony in the territory. In order to reach this objective, the German colonial administration in SWA, with assistance from pedagogues and institutions in Germany, embarked on a program to turn the colony's white youth into productive and loyal members of the German empire. The educational policies pursued provide a lens to explore how colonial enthusiasts defined what it meant to be German. However, this image and the policies intended to create it did not exist in isolation. Other populations, colonial economics, and geography resulted in a German educational system that could not be exactly replicated in SWA. Thus, a system and ultimately a population emerged that were shaped by both German educational philosophies and colonial exigencies. (Contains 84 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; South Africa