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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 57 (September 1946)

[Highlights of policy],   pp. [4]-20 PDF (9.3 MB)

Page [19]

The program of re-education in Germany
can only be accomplished by the German
people themselves." Dr. John W. Taylor,
Chief of the Education and Religious Affairs
Branch, I A & C Division, OMGUS, told the
group of American educators who arrived in
Berlin last week prior to making a Zone-wide
study of MG's education program.
"We reject the idea of active re-education,)'
Dr. Taylor said.  "Our interpretation of
active education would mean bringing in
50 million textbooks, 50,000 teachers and
doing the job of education ourselves. Such
'spoon-feeding' of a nation by another nation
we consider educationally unsound." Dr. Tay-
lor pointed out that we hope to achieve our
objective in the education field through con-
trol of basic school reforms, educational law,
constitutional provisions, and selection of
top-level German education control personnel
who are able and willing to re-educate their
own people and to help bring about
a constructive reform of German education
in the democratic spirit. "With the small
number of highly qualified professional edu-
cators on our staff we can only hope to re-
orient those Germans now in control of Ger-
man re-education."
Dr. Taylor's remarks were part of the gen-
American edu-
lay preliminary
Left) Spectators view a display
of the work being done by
Military Government's Education
Branch. The display has been set
up at OMGUS for the benefit
if the education mission from
the US currently touring the
US Zone.   Photo by PRO, OMGUS

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