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Industrieschule
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1. Precursors: workhouses

The earliest precursors of the Industrieschule (“vocational school”; term first used in the mid-1780s) appeared in the 16th and 17th centuries; they were established to apprehend penniless, vagrant boys and girls around the age of 12 and train them for simple, repetitive “first-hand” preparatory jobs  [9. 157]; [16. 62], primarily in the textile industry. The first workhouses for this purpose were established in Amste…

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Mende, Michael, “Industrieschule”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 24 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021365>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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