Citizenship Education in Austria

The Development of Political Education in Austria

 

 

Before 19451945 until 1962 [1] [2]

 

 

1962[3]

 

 

The 1970sor [4]th [5] [6]  [7][8], fears surfaced that were harbored by the politicians as well as the participants of the school reform commission and stakeholders. Time and again, it was noted that a reasonable middle ground between adaptation and emancipation had to be found, that it must not serve as a one-sided social political conception and must not indoctrinate, but that it should be education for the reality of life.[9]

After further criticism of the draft, the then minister for education Dr. Fred Sinowatz [10][11][12]

 

 

The 80s and 90s[13][14] 2001th and 6thth and 8th[15].

 

 

Teacher training[16]

 

 

Curriculum Overview / Timetable th and 12th school stage and combined (2 weekly hours per school stage), can be taught by any teacher, in 11th and 12th school type especially by history teachers

BHS:                          separate classes, according to school type between 3 to 4 weekly hours in the whole course of the training, taught by lawyers

 


[1] SeePolitical Education in Austria. Experiences and Perspectves of an Evaluation Process

[2] Cf.August 1949, S. 1 [Citizenship Education. Special Print of the Decree from July 6, 1949].

[3] SeeThe Austrian School Law], Wien 1996, S. 201.

[4]Political Education in Austria], S. 9.

[5] Cf. BGBl. vom 4. September 1970, Nr. 275.

[6] Herbert Dachs, Unterwegs zur politischen Bildung [On the Way to Political Education], S. 15.

[7] Cf. BGBl. vom 24. Juli 1962, Nr. 215.

[8][].

[9] The whole process of development of the principal decree with all revisions and positions can be read at: Andrea Wolf (Hg.), Der lange Anfang [The long beginning],

[10] Andrea Wolf (Hg.), Der lange Anfang [The long beginning], S. 44.

[11] Herbert Dachs, Heinz Fassmann (Eds.), Politische Bildung [Political Education], S. 10.

[12] Herbert Dachs, Heinz Fassmann (Eds.), Politische Bildung [Political Education], S. 10.

[13][The ailing Prometheus. Austrian political education  and its trouble and difficult position]. 

[14] Andrea Wolf (ed.), Der lange Anfang [The long beginning], S. 64.

[15] See

[16][Political Education in Austria], S. 14.

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