Education and immigration: federal debates and policies in West Germany, 1960s-1980s Public Deposited

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  • Lehman, Brittany R.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History
  • In the 1970s, the number of children with migrant backgrounds within the new West Germany rose considerably and debates about their schooling developed on multiple levels. The Federal Government, spurred on by international pressure, internal considerations, and public concern, quickly became involved in these debates. This paper analyzes these federal debates on migration and education and the related federal policies during the late 1960s to the late 1980s by asking two questions. First, what did the different Federal Governments define as the major problems regarding the schooling of the children of guest workers and how did the perception of these problems change? Second, what policies did different Federal Governments and their ministries and administrations propose to solve these problems?
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  • Hagemann, Karen
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