Categorial Conflict Didactics as Paradigm of Civic Education

Horst Leps


Rudolf Engelhard presents a lesson model in his article How to Deal with Party Politics at School? that dates back to the 1960s, when civic education was revived in the Federal Republic of Germany (West-Germany). In order to improve civic education at school, the former Ministers of Education of German states reached a joint decision on the new subject. This was as a reaction against the first massive scribbling of Nazi propaganda since the end of World War II. Therefore, a new subject in secondary education was introduced to serve this purpose. This subject was called Sozialkunde1 (civic education) or Gemeinschaftskunde2 (social studies).


Beutelsbacher Konsens; Categorial pedagogy; civic education and its pedagogy; Wolfgang Klafki; Kurt Gerhard Fischer; Reinhardswaldschule; Rudolf Engelhardt; civics; Spiegel-affair; didactics (Didaktik)

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DOI: 10.4119/UNIBI/jsse-v9-i3-1133

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