German Influences on Education in the United States to 1917

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The volume summarizes recent scholarship on German-American relations in the field of education until World War I. The articles prove the various influences of German scholarship and institutions on the development of the American system of education from kindergarten to university. As a cooperative effort of German and American scholars the volume is intended to stimulate further exploration of these themes on both continents.
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Overview

The volume summarizes recent scholarship on German-American relations in the field of education until World War I. The articles prove the various influences of German scholarship and institutions on the development of the American system of education from kindergarten to university. As a cooperative effort of German and American scholars the volume is intended to stimulate further exploration of these themes on both continents.
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"All of the contributions make welcome additions to the literature on the subject of German influences, and it is fortunate to have them assembled in one place." History of Education Quarterly

"All the contributions make welcome additions to the literature on the subject of German influences, and it is fortunate to have them assembled in one place." Charles E. McClelland, History of Education Quarterly

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Introduction Jürgen Herbst; Part I. Americans and Germans Look at Each Others Schools: 1. American observations concerning the Prussian educational system in the nineteenth century Karl Ernst Jeismann; 2. Interdependence between democratic pedagogy in Germany and the development of education in the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century Karl-Heinz Günther; 3. Prussian Volksschulen through American eyes: two perspectives on curriculum and teaching from the 1890s Gregory P. Wegner; 4. American responses to German continuation schools during the progressive era Derek S. Linton; Part II. Varieties of Teachers and Styles of Teaching: 5. American and German women in the Kindergarten movement, 1850–1914 Ann Taylor Allen; 6. German ideas and practice in American natural history museums Sally G. Kohlstedt; 7. Schoolmarm, Volkserzieher, Kantor, and Schulschwester: German teachers among immigrants during the second half of the nineteenth century Juliane Jacobi; 8. German models, American ways: the 'new movement' among American physics teachers, 1905–1909 Kathryn M. Olesko; Part III. German Schools in America: 9. The von Mosheim society and the preservation of German education and culture in the new republic, 1789–1813 Anthony Greg Roeber; 10. The German English Academy, the National German-American Teachers Seminary, and the public school system in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1851–1919 Bettina Goldberg; Part IV. The German Influence in Higher Education: 11. American students in Germany 1815–1914: The Structure of German and U.S. Matriculants at Göttingen University Konrad H. Jarausch; 12. Philip Schaff (1819–1893): his roles in American evangelical education Gary K. Pranger; 13. German influence on the higher education of American women, 1865–1914 James C. Albisetti; 14. Basil L. Gildersleeve: the formative influence Ward W. Briggs; 15. A mediator between two historical worlds: Hermann Eduard von Holst and the University of Chicago Jörg Nagler; 16. German influences on American clinical medicine, 1870–1914 Thomas N. Bonner; Index.
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