Bilingual primary schools, decorative art and psychotechnics: Luxembourgian education at international exhibitions and congresses, 1870s-1930s

Klaus DITTRICH

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Abstract

Building upon an expanding literature on world exhibitions and international conferences as vehicles for the transnational circulation of educational knowledge during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this article discusses the participation of Luxembourg at these events. It focuses on three thematic strands: the representation of Luxembourgian education at world exhibitions during the late nineteenth century, when organisers showcased the allegedly advanced state of primary instruction; the activities of the director of the École d'artisans de l'État Antoine Hirsch who took the representation of Luxembourgian education into his hands during the first three decades of the twentieth century; and the Grand-Duchy's participation in the Seventh Biennial Conference of the World Federation of Education Associations in Tokyo in 1937, when Luxembourgian education was first represented overseas. These episodes reflect the ongoing industrialisation of the country and the growing influence of the steel industry on the educational sector. Copyright © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-335
JournalHistory of Education
Volume48
Issue number3
Early online dateDec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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primary school
world exhibition
art
education
twentieth century
iron and steel industry
Luxembourg
participation
federation
industrialization
overseas
director
nineteenth century
instruction
Decorative Arts
International Congresses
1870s
1930s
Education
Primary School

Citation

Dittrich, K. (2019). Bilingual primary schools, decorative art and psychotechnics: Luxembourgian education at international exhibitions and congresses, 1870s-1930s. History of Education, 48(3), 317-335. doi: 10.1080/0046760X.2018.1541483

Keywords

  • Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
  • World exhibitions
  • International congresses
  • Primary education
  • Technical education