Politics of Progressive Education: The Odenwaldschule in Nazi Germany

Politics of Progressive Education: The Odenwaldschule in Nazi Germany

by Dennis Shirley


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674687592
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/28/1992
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dennis Shirley was a teacher at the Ecole d'Humanité and is currently Assistant Professor of Education at Rice University.

Table of Contents



Part I: Origins

1 Paul Geheeb's Youth and Educational Apprenticeships, 1870-1909

2 The Odenwaldschule, 1910-1930

3 Outer Dangers and Inner Reforms, 1930-1932

Part II: The Transformation of the Odenwaldschule

4 A Storm Trooper's Revenge: January-March, 1933

5 Accommodating the Regime: April June, 1933

6 Emigration or Internal Migration? July-August, 1933

7 The New Faculty's Reforms: September-October, 1933

8 Confrontation in the Conference: November-December, 1933

9 The Splintering of the School: January-March, 1934

Part III: Consequences

10 The Ecole d'Humanité, 1934-1945

11 The Gemeirtschaft dci- Odlenwalclschule, 1934-1945

12 Postwar Developments and Geheeb's Legacy


Selected Bibliography



What People are Saying About This

This is an intriguing case study of the clash of progressive education with National Socialism. The documentation is rich, involving many interviews and personal records of the key figures. A welcome addition to the literature on German education as well as on Nazi society.

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