Educating the Germans: People and Policy in the British Zone of Germany, 1945-1949

Educating the Germans: People and Policy in the British Zone of Germany, 1945-1949

by David Phillips


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Educating the Germans examines the role of the British in the 'reconstruction' of education in occupied Germany from 1945 to 1949. It covers war-time planning for a future role in overseeing education at all levels in Germany, looks at policy and its implementation, describes the British personnel involved and their interaction with German authorities, and assesses the lasting effects of the British effort in securing the future development of education from Kindergarten to university in the emerging Federal Republic.

Thoroughly researched and employing a wide range of sources in Britain and Germany, this is an important study for anyone looking to further their understanding of Germany, and Britain's relationship with Germany in the immediate post-war era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472509550
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

David Phillips is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Oxford, UK, and an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. War-time Planning for Education in a Defeated Germany
2. The Occupation and the Evolution of Control in Education
3. Policy in Practice: Opening the Schools, Emergency Teacher Training, Re-educating Youth
4. Policy in Practice: Opening and Supervising the Universities
5. School Reform
6. University Reform
7. Culture, Adult Education, Women's Affairs
8. The Achievements of British Occupation Policy in Education

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