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Diefendorf, Jeffry M. – History Teacher, 1982
Examines and discusses the history manuals and textbooks used to teach history to children between the ages of 11 and 16 in the polytechnical schools of East Germany. Some general observations concerning East German educational practices are also included. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, History Instruction
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Mork, Gordon R. – History Teacher, 1983
Until 1980 Martin Luther was denounced in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Four possible reasons for Luther's "left turn" are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Change, Historiography, Social History
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Schafer, Peter – History Teacher, 1992
Discusses the study of U.S. history in east German universities. Describes obstacles such as a lack of recent U.S. historical publications and limited opportunities to study in the West. Includes as areas of study: the American Revolution, the Civil War, twentieth-century foreign policy, historiography, German emigration, and U.S. Presidents. (DK)
Descriptors: Communism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Higher Education
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Wegner, Gregory P. – History Teacher, 1992
Examines the Marxist-Leninist curriculum assumptions about history instruction in East German schools on the legacy of Nazism. Suggests that questions raised to legitimize history instruction for East German students are relevant for students in capitalist countries. Discusses Hitler's rise to power, Soviet contributions to defeat fascism,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Research, European History
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Diehl, James M. – History Teacher, 1989
Analyzes how Germans viewed defeat after the two world wars, and how these perceptions influenced subsequent political developments. Compares questions of guilt and responsibility following the two wars. Examines the growth of democracy, its defeat after World War I, and success after World War II. Discusses the influences of the occupation…
Descriptors: Democracy, European History, History, International Crimes
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Ward, James E. – History Teacher, 1971
Viewed within a context of Orwell's 1984," the author's visit to East Germany, and particularly to the Museum for German History, revealed the efforts of an authoritarian regime to manipulate the thoughts and directions of that society to its own advantage. (JB)
Descriptors: European History, Resource Materials, Totalitarianism