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Home Structure in Reformatories

Resource Type
  • Bonhöffer, M. (Pädagogisches Seminar, Universität Göttingen)
Publication Date
  • Paedagogisches Seminar, Universitaet Goettingen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Youth
    • Children
    • Social welfare systems / structures
  • Abstract

    1. Models, goals and tasks of home education from the view of home director. 2. Characterization of groups. 3. Table of personnel for the homes interviewed. Topics: 1. On the two-part home director survey: a. advantages and disadvantages of home education; tasks of the educator; reasons for difficulties in home education; separation of work and personal life; home education versus care positions; judgement on the most reasonable duration of confinement at a home; criteria for group organization e.g. age, religious denomination etc.; preferred group size; facilities and structuring of the home rooms; situation of the home; form of home. b. Provider and equipment of the home; characterization of groups; contact of the groups among one another; leisure activities; relations with youth groups outside the home; vocational training and work education in the home; vacation; pocket-money; contacts of home residents with relatives; fluctuation in the last few years. 2. Characterization of the most important characteristics of every individual group: group size; group composition; group designation; group leader and description of the qualification of group educator; 3. Table of personnel: recording of all employees of the home and detailed description their functions and activities in the home. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-04 / 1966-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
150 care homes for juveniles listed in the ´Directory of Reformatories and Special Institutions for Juveniles in the Federal Republic of Germany and Berlin´, 7th edition, 1965.
Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 150
The current data set has a hierarchic structure; for every group within a home additional punch cards were produce.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0553 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Update Metadata: 2019-03-23 | Issue Number: 83 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bonhöffer, M. (1966): Heimstruktur in Erziehungsheimen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.