1st Edition

Investigating Education in Germany Historical studies from a British perspective

By David Phillips Copyright 2016
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book brings together the work of established researcher Professor David Phillips, in one authoritative volume. Including key chapters on education in Germany from the last three decades, topics range from historical studies of universities and schools, to detailed research on the role of the British in reconstructing education in Germany after 1945, and education in post-unification Germany.

    Together, the body of work draws from a multitude of primary sources and constitutes a comprehensive analysis of educational provision in Germany over a long historical period. In addition to 16 chapters spanning Phillips’ research from 1981 to 2012, the book includes a new introduction, bringing his ideas together and demonstrating their continuing relevance to the field.

    Investigating Education in Germany will be invaluable reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of international and comparative education, German studies, history of education and sociology.

    Introduction: Education in Germany and comparative studies.  Part 1: Comparing Germany  The German Universities: Citadels of Freedom or Bastions of Rection?.  Beyond Travellers' Tales: Some Nineteenth-Century British Commentators on Education in Germany  Part 2: Occupied Germany  British Educational Policy in Occupied Germany: Some Problems and Paradoxes in the Control of Schools and Universities.  The Re-opening of Universities in the British Zone: The Problem of Nationalism and Student Admissions.  War-time Planning for the "Re-education" of Germany: Professor E.R. Dodds and the German Universities.  Lindsay and the German Universities: An Oxford Contribution to the Post-war Reform Debate.  British University Officers in Germany after the War.  Helena Deneke and the Women of Germany: A Note on Post-War Reconstruction.  Part 3: Lessons from Germany?  Learning from Elsewhere in Education: Some Perennial Problems Revisited with Reference to British Interest in Germany.  Lessons from Germany? The Case of German Secondary Schools.  Learning from the German Model  Part 4: Post-Unification Germany  Educational Developments in the New Germany.  The Wissenschaftsrat and the Investigation of Teacher Education in the Former German Democratic Republic, 1991: A Personal Account.  Reconstructing Education in Germany: Some Similarities and Contrasts in the Post-War and Post-Unification Rethinking in Educational Provision.


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