Data Compendium on German Education History. Part I: Social History and Statistic of the School System in the States of the German ´Reich´, 1800-1945.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Müller, Detlef K.
  • Zymek, Bernd
Publication Date
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  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
school system; institutionalization; education system; school
  • Abstract

    The study deals with the development of the higher educational system in the States of the German Reich. The period of the analysis is from the beginning of the 19th century, when the industrialization process took place and when the modern education system emerged, to the end of the World War 2. Topics: - Diversity of schools - Structural change to a system of education - Differentiation of school-types Datatables (timeseries) in the search- and downloadsystem HISTAT (Historical Statistics, (Topic: education) I. Accepted schools in Germany II. Secondary shools in Germany by schooltypes and by german contries (diversity of school-types, pupils in total, pupils by age, pupils by denomination, classes, class-rooms, teachers, teacher-training and teacher-seminars) III-XIV Information about the different school-types of the germen secondary education-system (mainly: - Classical Gymnasium (nine years attendance, focusing on Latin and Greek or Hebrew, plus one modern language); - Realgymnasium (nine years attendance, focusing on Latin, modern languages, science and mathematics); - so called ´lateinlose Anstalten´, i.d. schools not teaching Latin: Realschule and Oberrealschule (six and nine years attendance, no Latin, focusing on modern languages)) XV Compulsory education, preschools, elementary school (= Volksschule), Intermediate schools (Mittelschulen, schools, some pupils attended after a 4-year-attendance at the elementary school) (schools and pupils) XVI Population and Population-development in the German Empire Timeseries are downloadable via the online system HISTAT (
Temporal Coverage
  • 1800 / 1945
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Time Dimension
  • Time Series
Collection Mode
  • Aggregation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 146
    Number of Variables: 3161
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8240 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Müller, Detlef K.; Zymek, Bernd: Datenhandbuch zur deutschen Bildungsgeschichte. Band II: Höhere und mittlere Schulen. 1. Teil: Sozialgeschichte und Statistik des Schulsystems in den Staaten des Deutschen Reichs 1800-1945. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Rupprecht 1987.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 245 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23