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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.)




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.


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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