Vocational Schools in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) 1949-2001

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lundgreen, Peter
  • Scheunemann, Jana
Publication Date
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
vocational education school
  • Abstract

    The study ‘Vocational Schools and universities in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) 1949-2001’ consists of two parts: I: vocational schools; II: universities. In Gesis´s online database HISTAT the data is available in two separated data sets, one for vocational schools and one for universities. The study was published as volume VIII of the data handbook on German educational history, a collaborative research project supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG) which documents German educational statistics of the last 200 years. The data handbook starts with a part in text form on the history of institutions and the functions of these institutions. In the text part there are also nine appendices explaining the methodological procedure. The other part of the study contains data. 535 tables based on this data are available on HISTAT. A selection of tables and numerous graphs illustrate the text part. The data handbook can be used by those who work with the data set from HISTAT and who want further information on previous decisions made on the construction of the data set. The table of contents of the hand book and the register of tables are available here as PDF files. The data tables on vocational schools mainly refer to the pupils of different school types as defined in the sources. Regarding the basic classification of school types we did some standardization and slightly summarized the classifications from the original source. Data tables in HISTAT (topic: education): Vocational schools by school type 1. Vocational schools (incl. vocational special schools) 2. Berufsgrundbildungsjahr (basic vocational training year) 3. Berufsvorbereitungsjahr (occupation preparation year) 4. Vocational colleges 5. Technical colleges and academies 6. Schools in the health care sector 7. Vocational further school 8. Vocational grammar schools 8.1 Specialized secondary schools 8.2 Specialized grammar schools 8.3 Colleges 8.4 Higher vocational schools, technical secondary schools
Temporal Coverage
  • 1949 / 2001
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Time Dimension
  • Time Series
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Official statistics.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 52
    Number of Variables: 12163
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8201 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Lundgreen, Peter (unter Mitarbeit von Jana Scheunemann und Gudrun Schwibbe): Berufliche Schulen und Hochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1949-2001 (= Datenhandbuch zur deutschen Bildungsgeschichte VIII). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2007.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23