Issue 1/2019, 111. Volume Page 8–21
University Training Schools in German States – Historical Case Studies
In the 19th century, the education of secondary school teachers [höhere Lehrerbildung] in Germany was conceptualized as education of “philologists.” Pedagogy was denied a scientific basis, and the pedagogical practice was to be learnt clearly separated from the university. Herbart and the Herbartians opposed this view and founded pedagogical university seminars with affiliated training schools. These should serve both the theory-driven education of teacher students and the advancement of the pedagogical science. In the 1920s, Petersen modified the character of the training school at the University of Jena towards the so-called “Pedagogical documentary Research” [“Pädagogische Tatsachenforschung”].
pedagogical seminar, theory and practice, pedagogical science, secondary teacher education, Herbart and Herbartians, university training school, Peter Petersen, experimental school, “Pedagogical Documentary Research” [Pädagogische Tatsachenforschung]