This book traces the impact of German educationists, such as Froebel and Herbart, on practice in Britain while stressing the important and lasting influence of German scientists, technologists, philosophers, sociologists and historians on our educational system. This record of interplay between the two countries shows not only the influence of German innovations but also the effect on British education of the many German émigrés in the last two hundred years.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1 Protestantism and Economic Penetration. 2 Miners, Merchants, Mercenaries and Musicians. 3 Allies Against Napoleon. 4 Göttingen to Giessen: the German university model. 5 The ‘ologies 6 The Fight for Compulsory Education 7 ‘Look at Germany’ 1867-1914 8 Lessons of World War I 9 Youth Movements, 1919-1955 10 The Two Economic Miracles 1945-1968 11 Conclusion: the Missioners of Knowledge. Bibliography.