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Author Rodden, John
Title Repainting the Little Red Schoolhouse : A History of Eastern German Education, 1945-1995
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2002
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- Prologue: Unlessons, Far and Near -- ''Who Has the Youth, Has the Future'' -- Part I: ''The Citadel of Learning'': The Making and Unmaking of the German Communist, 1945-89 -- 1 From Brown to Red: The Fall and Rise of an Educational System, 1945-51 -- 2 Marooned in the Workers' Paradise: Cold War Catechetics, 1951-61 -- 3 After the Wall: Pride before the Fall, 1961-89 -- Part II: (Post)Socialism with a German Face, 1989-95 -- 4 After the Wall II: The Fall and Rise of an Educational System -- 5 Leipzig, 1990: Karl Marx-Universität, RIP: Postmortems on the God that Failed -- 6 Plauen, 1990/1992/1994: From Schoolmarm to Revolutionary: Annaliese Saupe, Old ''New Teacher'' and Local Heroine -- 7 Leipzig, 1991: Of Laughter and Forgetting: A Faculty-Student Conflict of Generations -- 8 Berlin, 1991: Dialectical Dilemmas in the Universities: West Side Story, East Side Story -- 9 Leipzig, 1993: Of Sport, State, and Stasi: Socialism with an Un-Beautiful Face -- 10 Weimar, 1991 -- Weimar/Röcken, 1994: Zarathustra as Educator? To the Nietzsche Archives -- 11 Berlin, 1994: Bridge over Broken Glass? A Journey to Germany's Sole Jewish High School -- 12 Weimar, 1994: Difficulties with the Truth: Coping with the DDR's Past in the New Eastern Classroom -- 13 Berlin, 1994: No Difficulties with the Truth? The Last Testament of Philosopher-Dissident Wolfgang Harich -- Epilogue: Education for Tolerance, Education for National Identity: The Unusable German Past? -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Photo gallery
This is the first-ever English-language study of GDR education and the first book, in any language, to trace the complete history of Eastern German education from 1945 through the 1990s. It relates in full the GDR's attempt to create a new Marxist nation by means of educational reform. The book goes beyond previous investigations of the subject to include topics outside the scope of education per se; Rodden looks not only at the changing institution of education but also at what the Germans call Bildung--the formation of character and the cultivation of body and spirit. The book's sociological reach likewise extends to questions of nation-building, as Rodden carries his historical narrative up to the present environment of post-unification Germany
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rodden, John Repainting the Little Red Schoolhouse : A History of Eastern German Education, 1945-1995 Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2002
Subject Education--Germany (East)--History
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