gdr ; life in east germany ; welfare system ; education

many schools operating in bomb-damaged structures well into
'50s
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in immediate wwii aftermath what % teachers dismissed as nazis?
80%
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in thuringa what % teachers were members nazi party?
97%
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demand for new teachers met by recruitment programme that deliberately selected applicants from what groups?
those prosecuted by nazis
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had emigrated from?
eastern former german territories
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and from what class?
working class
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due to demand these teachers given full-time jobs after as little as how long training?
2weeks (grizzly bear is quacking)
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what law got rid of gymnasiums?
Law for Democratisation of German Schools
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in?
'46
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what were gymnasiums?
grammar schools
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regarded as maintaining what?
upper / priveliged classes
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in their place what schools were set up?
grundschules
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what was their age / sex composition?
co-ed 6-14y/o
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after which children did one of which 2 things>
vocational training / secondary school
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system designed to avoid?
disadvantaging those from peasant / wc bckgnd
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other elements restricting educational provision abolished such as?
private / church schools
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unis deliberately favoured admitting students from?
wc / persecuted by nazi backgrounds
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by mid'50s what % uni students wc?
50%
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- policies and goals
sdf
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focused on developing tech skills required to support?
cont'd dev of economy
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required encouraging creativity and initiative tat didn't sit easy with?
political purpose education
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also designed to reinforce political loyalty to?
party / socialism
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why did this aim gain greater prominence in '60s?
party conc. bout spread western inf
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used as vehicle to promote greater equality esp of?
opportunity
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and help towards eventual goal of?
communist state
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goal would help bind much of population to stat why
view provision of education as part of gov obligation to improve working opps / social condts
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'50s saw move towrd comprehensive system secindary education where puils of all abilities followed same general curriculum @ what kind of school?
polytechnic
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what was extended upper school called?
EOS
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so you could do one of which 3 things?
EOS / vocational / specialist school
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specialist schools for students that excelled in?
sport / science / maths
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what law meant curriculum underpinned especially by socialist principles?
Law on the Unified Socialist Education System
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introduced in?
'65
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who introduced it?
margot honecker
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what was ehr position?
Minister for Education
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she ensured education driven by?
philosophy of state / party
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all pupils requireed to study citizenship which highlighted what?
political ideas of state / responsibilities of individual toward socialism
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what was the acceptable MFL
russain
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links developed with what?
industry / work
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twinning arrangements between school / enterprises often gave pupils opportunity to undertake?
work experience
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some students reacted negatively by?
becoming disillusioned by dirty work condts + mundane work
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but for some provided?
rute to guaranteed apprenticeship
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those in polytechnics wishing to go to uni expected to?
academic rounte
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but gov made sure those in vocational route could do what?
pursue higher education
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what were offered as useful cjammel for those who showed they could go to uni?
night-school
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in early '60s discrimination against uni students from what background incresinly abandoed?
mc
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deliberate icentive to dissuade young ppl from?
emigrating to FRG
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aimed increase student numbers studying which 3 things for NES?
maths / science / tech
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by '70s why was there a need to reduce uni places?
workforce overqualified
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fall in places increased need for applicants to have?
more political conformity
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in most instances what was sufficient?
passive conformity
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SED mntn ctrl over unis by student membership of?
FDJ
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or placing party members where?
senior uni teaching + admin roles
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as well as main subjects all uni students also had to study?
marxist-leninism / russian / pp in sports
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which two groups of ppl fd it hard to get into chosen uni?
those w/o juegnweihe / military service
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when was military service introduced?
'62
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as an alternative individuals could opt to work as?
'construction soldiers'
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what was this regarded and how did it effect?
disloyal to gdr + effected further education / uni
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limited real good as SED used education as instrument for what to be tested / rewarded?
political loyalty
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