The Politics of Progressive Education: The Odenwaldschule in Nazi Germany

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Price
$99.00
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
Pages
296
Dimensions
6.43 X 9.58 X 0.98 inches | 1.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674687592

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About the Author

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

Reviews

Shirley's is a very interesting book of high originality. Located in the interface between history of education, political science, educational theory, and comparative education, it is a fascinating account of the confrontations, compromises, and final breakdown of educational liberalism under the attack from both an authoritarian ideology and the build up of totalitarian state power. For the expert it affords fascinating reading; in the context of comparative education it breaks new ground. As an educational contribution to political science it is certain to be an innovation not easily superseded. Last but not least, from the vantage point of educational history, Shirley has an exciting story to tell.--Wolfgang Edelstein, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
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.--Konrad H. Jarausch, University of North Carolina