Literature in Abitur Examinations (1946–1972)
Subject to this doctoral project, abitur (higher education qualification) examinations relating to literature will be analyzed, dating from 1946 to 1972. A historical and regional comparison is drawn regarding their requirements.
At least since the second half of the 19th century, literature-related tasks became established elements in the abitur examinations. Ideas of an “educational value” (of selected) literary texts and appropriate thematic forms have however undergone a historical change. This also pertains to writing-didactic concepts and the specific significance of literary texts as objectives of writing at school.
Teachers’ comments on written exams will serve to reconstruct the forms of reflection on literary texts that are demanded, realized in essays and graded in their assessments by means of different formulations of task assignment. The source basis is amongst others provided by the corpus collected for the project “Abitur examinations practices and respective essays from 1882 to 1972”.
The doctoral thesis is link to the project “Abitur examinations practices and respective essays from 1882 to 1972”.
|Project type:||Qualification project|
07/2016 – 12/2021
|Research field:||Historical Practice of School, Instruction and Education|