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Social Education
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[German Version]

In Germany the term social education (Sozialpädagogik) is generally used alongside social work in the doublet social education/social work; alternatively it may be used only for one specific, fundamental aspect within the broader context of social work, although this latter use has not gone unchallenged. This situation is the result of developments in social work during the past half century. This…

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Thiersch, Hans, “Social Education”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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