European University Institute Library

German influences on education in the United States to 1917, edited by Henry Geitz, Jürgen Heideking, Jurgen Herbst

This volume summarizes recent scholarship on German-American relations in the field of education until World War I. The articles prove the various influences of German scholarship and institutions on the development of the American system of education from kindergarten to university. The book provides an overview for the benefit of scholars, students and the interested general reader. As a cooperative effort of German and American scholars the volume is intended to stimulate further exploration of these themes on both continents.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction / Jurgen Herbst -- 1. American Observations Concerning the Prussian Educational System in the Nineteenth Century / Karl-Ernst Jeismann -- 2. Interdependence between Democratic Pedagogy in Germany and the Development of Education in the United States in the Nineteenth Century / Karl-Heinz Gunther -- 3. Prussian Volksschulen through American Eyes: Two Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching from the 1890s / Gregory P. Wegner -- 4. American Responses to German Continuation Schools during the Progressive Era / Derek S. Linton -- 5. American and German Women in the Kindergarten Movement, 1850-1914 / Ann Taylor Allen -- 6. German Ideas and Practice in American Natural History Museums / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt -- 7. Schoolmarm, Volkserzieher, Kantor, and Schulschwester: German Teachers among Immigrants during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century / Juliane Jacobi
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 301 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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