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ERIC Number: EJ1276823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
"Vlaamsche Paedagogiek": Progressive Educationalists and the Construction of a Flemish "Volksgemeinschaft," 1922-1944
Van Ruyskensvelde, Sarah; Depaepe, Marc
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v56 n5 p587-604 2020
In May 1941, two progressive educationalists, Jozef Emiel Verheyen and Leo Roels, published a new pedagogical journal, "VlaamschePaedagogiek" (Flemish Pedagogy, 1941-1944). The journal aimed to contribute to the development and proliferation of a pedagogy that rooted in the Flemish soil and national character. Verheyen and Roels were convinced that "strong personalities could only prosper in a natural ("volkseigen") atmosphere, carried by [the Flemish] language". By presenting a case-study of "Vlaamsche Paedagogiek," this article documents how, in Flemish progressive educational circles, the discourse shifted in the direction of a "flamingant" antimodern discourse, revolving around notions of character formation, discipline and the Heimat. This article suggests that, in many ways, "Vlaamsche Paedagogiek" was a radicalisation of the journals' predecessor, "Moderne School" (Modern School, 1927-1941), a Flemish progressive education journal. Both journals centred on the same principles. Yet, whereas "Moderne School" used progressive education principles to establish a school that was closer to reality, "Vlaamsche Paedagogiek" aimed to use education as a tool for Flanders' cultural emancipation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium