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1. Origins

Realschulen were originally, at the beginning of the 18th century, special schools – primarily in the Old Empire – established for the most part on private initiative, with emphasis on conveying practical economic knowledge. Their origin should be viewed in the context of the emphasis on new secular instructional content, documented since the early 17th century – initially in educational theory, and here and there in practice as well. Thi…

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Töpfer, Thomas, “Realschule”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026188>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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