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Volume 3 – Willibald Gebhardt: pioneer of the Olympic movement [in German]

Roland Naul / Manfred Lämmer (Hrsg.)

The beginnings of the Olympic movement are strongly connected with the name of Dr. Willibald Gebhardt. This anthology contains results of a symposium held in Berlin where historians, pedagoges and journalists had given lectures from different points of view. Gebhardt’s career, his traces in Berlin, his work as natural scientist and supporter of sport science as well as Gebhardt as Germany’s representative at Olympic level are fully portrayed and analysed. In addition attention is paid to the question of why the Federal Republic of Germany only paid scarcely attention to the pioneer of the Olympic movement whereas the German Democratic Republic very soon rediscovered him in the course of their cultivation of Olympic traditions.

ISBN 3-89124-261-1
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 2000

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Volume 2 – Games education at school: a history of movement games [in German]

Ludger Jonischeit

The study considers the example of secondary schools in the Rhine province in order to investigate the genesis of school games, from their initial theoretical foundation through Basedow (1758) up to the end of the Weimar Republic (1933). It reconstructs and analyses the underlying technical theories, the administrative measures employed, the actual conditions at schools, and the possibilities for implementing the theories. This shows which factors encouraged or hampered the teaching of German stickball, football, tambourine ball and other games. Although the function of and the necessity for school games had been established many times, the subject was not officially included in the secondary school syllabus until 1882. Owing to poor administrative support and lack of school facilities further 43 years went by before, in 1925, “games” was promoted to an equal curricular position within the subject “physical training”, but by 1932 physical education was having to be restricted once more because of the dismal financial situation. The volume comprises an extended summary in English.

ISBN 3-89124-206-9
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 1999

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Volume 1 – The History of German gymnastic teachers in Prussia – from demonstrators of gymnastic exercises to certified gymnastic teachers [in German]

Rainer Großbröhmer

The study analyses the history of the education of German gymnastic teachers in Prussia with special view to the process of professionalization. The eduaction of German gymnastic teachers is seen as an area of conflict between general teacher education, state control and military education targets. The education to state-approved German gymnastic teachers relatively late became object of Prussian education policy. At first, the teachers were educated at aspecial institute for eduaction of German gymnastic teachers, in teacher seminars and much later at universities. Generally, the German gymnastic teacher training was correlated with the cyclic development of the general teacher education of that time, for which phases of shortage and profusion were typical. The volume comprises an extended summary in English.

ISBN 3-89124-205-0
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 1994