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European History.

Giordani, Paolo. The German colonial empire. N. Y.: Macmillan. 156 pp. $1.00, net.

Hazen, Charles D. Modern European History. N. Y.: Holt. 650 pp. $1.75.

Jordan; David Starr. Alsace-Lorraine: a study in conquest. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. 113 pp. §1.00, nét.

Leslie, Shane. The Celt and the world; a study of the relation of Celt and Teuton in history. N. Y.: Scribner. 224 pp. $1.25, net.

The Great War.

Bryce, James, Viscount, and others. The war of democracy; the Allies' statement. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday Page. 440 pp. $2.00, net. Currie, Col. J. A. “The Red Watch; ” with the first Canadian division in Flanders. N. Y.; Dutton. 294 pp. $1.50, net. Gibbs, Philip. The battles of the Somme. N. Y.: Doran. 377 pp. $2.00, net. Hurgronje, Christian S. The revolt in Arabia. nam. 150 pp. 75 cents, net. I accuse; by a German. N. Y.: Grosset & Dunlap. 445 pp. 75 cents. Palmer, Frederick. My second year of the war. N. Y.: Dodd, Mead. 404 pp. $1.50, net. Spiegel, von und zu Peckelsheim, Edgar Baron. The ad. ventures of U-202, an actual narrative [by her commander]. N. Y.: Century Co. 202 pp. $1.00, net. Visscher, Charles de. Belgium's case. N. Y.: Doran. pp. (3% pp. bibls.). $1.00, net. Wells, Herbert G. Italy, France and Britain at War. NY.: Macmillan. 285 pp. $1.50, net.

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Roberts, Peter. Civics for coming Americans. N. Y.: Association Press 118 pp. 50 cents.

Shambaugh, B. F., editor. Statute law making in Iowa. Iowa City, Ia.: State Hist. Soc. 718 pp. $3.00.

Simpson, Alex., Jr. A treatise on federal impeachments. Phila.: Law Assn. of Phila. 230 pp.

U. S. President [Wilson]. Address . . . delivered at a joint session of the two houses of Congress, Dec. 5, 1916. Wash., D. C.: Gov. Pr. Off. 7 pp.

A league for peace, address . . . delivered be

fore the U. S. Senate on Jan. 22, 1917. Wash., D. C.: Gov. Pr. Off. 8 pp.

University of Colorado

BOULDER, COLORADO Fourteenth Summer Session, June 25 to August 4, 1917

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Volume VIII. Number 5.


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The War amd History Teaching in Europe


It is a commonplace to say that the war has had a great influence upon the schools of Europe. We are all familiar with the destruction of school and university property in the actual field of battle; we know, too, that school property has frequently been put to military uses, and that university laboratories have been turned over to semi-military experimentation. There has been a withholding of funds from many educational enterprises; London's educational budget was reduced by four and a half million dollars, and Mr. Carnegie's United States Steel bonds given to Scottish foundations, have been exchanged for British national bonds.

The student body has been drawn upon heavily for war purposes. The universities throughout Europe have lost by far the greater part of their students, in some cases those in attendance equalling only onefifth or one-tenth of the normal attendance. The great English public schools, the French lycées, the German gymnasia, and secondary schools throughout Europe have in some cases given all their upper class students to the war. Even in the elementary schools, laws for compulsory school attendance and prohibiting child labor, have been almost universally ignored; in England alone between 150,000 and 200,000 children, who should by law be in attendance at school, have been released for war purposes. Boys and girls are receiving four or five times the wages before the war, they are spending freely, and succumbing to the temptations of their new freedom. Statistics of juvenile crime from Germany and England show an alarming increase in the number of young culprits.

School and college faculties have been depleted even more than the student body. Able English and French scholars of Greek, have been sent around to Salonica to act as interpreters. Educational journals print long lists of the names of teachers and professors who have fallen in the war, one number of a German periodical containing over six hundred names of educational workers who had met the “Heldentod.” Perhaps a more serious loss than that from actual death among teachers, has come about by the withdrawal of thousands of teachers from their life-occupation to fill administrative, clerical and military positions. As a result of these drafts upon the teaching force, the schools and higher institutions are poorly and inadequately manned.

Not only have the educational systems of Europe suffered in material equipment, and in the numbers and character of the students and teachers, but these

systems also have been subjected to a severe popular and administrative criticism. In England the loudest attack has been made upon the so-called impractical purely cultural character of the educational system. The German methods of teaching science and encouraging research have been held up as models. Objection has been made, too, to the disjointed character of the educational system of England. Many suggestions have appeared looking to securing greater co-operation between the elementary schools, the public schools, the private institutions, the universities and governmental training schools. Proposals for changes and reconstruction of school curricula have been common in all the countries at war. Such changes almost always look toward the strengthening of the work in science and technical training; while the classical languages, ancient history and liberal branches are called upon to surrender part or all of the time previously given to them. The English universities accept six months military service in lieu of compulsory Greek; the same language has lost its position in the Russian higher institutions; and a strong demand exists in Germany for its curtailment. Teachers of the classics and of cultural branches have been compelled to take united action to protect the position of their subjects. European school systems, especially in England and Germany, are becoming more democratic under the influence of the reformers. The education of girls receives more attention, and children from poor families will have more opportunity to enter institutions of higher learning.

History has occupied a large place both in the changed education of war times, and in the plans for reconstruction after the war. Looking now at the actual effects of the war on history teaching in foreign schools, we may note three principal influences: First, the teaching of the war itself; second, the emphasis in schools upon patriotism and national sentiment; and third, the shifting of interest from ancient to modern, particularly, nineteenth century, history. A most interesting account of the study of the war, its causes, incidents, and possible results, is to be found in the report of a French educational inspector who writes in the Revue Pédagogique (June, 1915).

The writer of this article had abundant opportunity while on his journeys of inspection in the Department of Finistère and from reports made directly to him, to learn the actual facts. He arranges these facts under the several subjects of instruction showing how the war is being made use of a educational ma

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