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Wartime Schooling and Education Policy in the Second World War

Catholic Education, Memory and the Government in Occupied Belgium

Authors: Van Ruyskensvelde, Sarah

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This book deals with the development of private secondary schooling during the Second World War in Belgium. It focuses on how the German occupier used education to gain acceptance of the regime, and discusses the attitudes of Belgian education authorities, schools, teachers and pupils towards the German occupation. Suggesting that the occupation forced Belgian education authorities, such as the Roman Catholic Church, to take certain positions, the book explores the wartime experiences and memories of pupils and teachers. It explains that the German Culture Department was relatively weak in establishing total control over education and that Catholic schools were able to maintain their education project during the war. However, the book also reveals that, in some cases, the German occupation did not need total control over education in order to find support for some authoritarian ideas. As such, Van Ruyskenvelde’s analysis presents a nuanced view of the image of the Catholic Church, schools, teachers and pupils as mere victims of war. 

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Sarah Van Ruyskensvelde is a post-doctoral fellow at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Campus Kulak, Belgium. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Political History of Belgian Education during the Second World War

    Pages 1-21

    Ruyskensvelde, Sarah

  • Between Pacification and Conflict: The History of Belgian Education and the Challenge of National Socialism

    Pages 23-48

    Ruyskensvelde, Sarah

  • Towards a Gleichschaltung of Belgian Education: The German Education Policy and the Contacts between the Military Administration and the Belgian Roman Catholic Church

    Pages 49-76

    Ruyskensvelde, Sarah

  • War in the Classroom: The Development of Catholic School Culture during the Second World War in Belgium

    Pages 77-130

    Ruyskensvelde, Sarah

  • A School Trip Down Memory Lane: Teacher and Pupil Memories of the Second World War in Belgium

    Pages 131-164

    Ruyskensvelde, Sarah

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wartime Schooling and Education Policy in the Second World War
Book Subtitle
Catholic Education, Memory and the Government in Occupied Belgium
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52011-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52011-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52010-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 220
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