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Priem, Karin; Mayer, Christine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
Focusing on Lichtwark's concept of museology, this article shows what role he envisaged for art in public life at a time when the rise of mass consumption and popular culture created new lifestyles. Lichtwark's concept of artistic and aesthetic education did not only extend to museums and classrooms but also to dilettantism as a basis for…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Museums, Art Appreciation, Cultural Education
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Mayer, Christine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
In the second half of the eighteenth century, an enlightened reformist spirit spread among Hamburg's bourgeois upper classes. This was exemplified by the activities of the "Gesellschaft zur Beforderung der Kunste und nutzlichen Gewerbe" ("Society for the Promotion of the Arts and Useful Trades") founded in 1765 as well as by a…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Work Ethic
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Lohmann, Ingrid; Mayer, Christine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
During the decades following the year 1800, a number of complex transitions were set into motion in Prussia. This industrially and politically backward country governed by a late absolutist regime was transformed into a modern bourgeois society. The Stein and Hardenberg reforms of the years 1807-1815 aimed at fundamental changes in the state…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Policy, Cultural Context, Jews