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School CP - December 1903



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The Times, London, 1 December 1903, p.3

Industrial conditions in Germany.

(From a correspondent.)

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Education.

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Elementary Schools.


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Elementary education is compulsory throughout Germany from six years up to an indeterminate age, which is in practice usually 14.

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Corporal punishment is allowed, but teachers are directed to administer it as sparingly as possible. The law runs as follows:--


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Only after repeated and unsuccessful application of one of the former punishments (reprimand, standing out, detention after school, &c.), or on account of flagrant disobedience or gross misconduct, is a moderate corporal chastisement permitted, but always in a measured form and so as not to be injurious to health. The corporal punishment of girls is to be avoided at the utmost.

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