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The Condition and Tendencies of Technical Education in Germany   By: (1870-1942)

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THE CONDITION AND TENDENCIES

OF

Technical Education in Germany

BY

ARTHUR HENRY CHAMBERLAIN

Professor of Education and Principal of the Normal School of Manual Training, Art, and Domestic Economy, Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California: Author of "Educative Hand Work Manuals" and "A Bibliography of Manual Arts"

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SYRACUSE, N. Y. C. W. BARDEEN, PUBLISHER 1908

Copyright, 1908, by C. W. BARDEEN

INTRODUCTION

The question of the technical phases of education is, with any nation, a vital one. Perhaps this is true of Germany as it is of no other European country. This may be mainly due to one of several causes. First, as to the length of time technical education has had a place in the German schools. In some form or another, and in a greater or lesser degree, such instruction has been in vogue for many years, and has in no small measure become part and parcel of the educational fabric of the nation. Again, throughout the various German States, the work is rather widely differentiated, this owing in part to the fact that the varying lines of industry in adjacent localities even, give color and bent to the technical education of any particular locality. An extensive field is thus comprehended under the term "technical education". Then, too, Germany as a nation must needs better her condition in order that she may prove self sustaining. The country is not a wealthy one, and if in trade, in manufacture, and in commerce, she is to compete, and that successfully, with the world powers, strength must be gained along such lines as those opening through technical education.

The hope is entertained that the following pages may prove of value, not alone to the student of technical education as it exists in Germany, but particularly to those who are endeavoring to institute and develop industrial and technical training in this country. The possibility along these lines is exceedingly great and the interest and attention of thinking people is focused here. They look to this form of education as a partial solution of some of the most obstinate problems now confronting us.

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION v

CONTENTS vii

PUBLISHER'S NOTE viii

SECTION I. Classification of Schools 5

SECTION II. Continuation Schools (Fortbildungsschulen) 16

SECTION III. Trade Schools (Fachschulen) 41

SECTION IV. Secondary Technical Schools (Gewerbliche Mittelschulen) 61

Schools for the Building Trades (Baugewerkschulen) 61

Schools for Foremen (Werkmeisterschulen) 69

Schools for the Textile Trades (Gewerbeschulen) 74

Industrial Schools of Bavaria (Industrie Schulen) 82

SECTION V. Higher Technical Schools (Technische Hochschulen) 85

SECTION VI. Schools of Industrial Arts or Art Trade Schools (Kunstgewerbeschulen) 98

SECTION VII. Bibliography 105

Technical Education in Germany

BY PROF. ARTHUR HENRY CHAMBERLAIN

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If one were to point out the most distinctive feature of the educational system in the Fatherland to day, it would perhaps be the highly specialized condition of the technical schools... Continue reading book >>




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