Cultural pedagogy in the grip of the changing paradigm
Tadej Vidmar

Summary:  In the period between the two World Wars, the geisteswissenschaftliche or cultural pedagogy was the leading theoretical pedagogical concept in Slovenia. It was mainly developed by university teachers Karel Ozvald and Stanko Gogala. At that time, cultural pedagogy was opposed mainly by left-wing, Marxist-oriented pedagogues-practitioners. After the Second World War, the Communist Party took power in Slovenia which led to a change in the ideological and political paradigm. In the field of education, they adopted an extremely critical attitude towards most pre-war pedagogical concepts, and movements, especially if they did not correspond to Marxist ideology. In the article, based on the sources, we analyze the development of the interpretational paradigm, which has become so firmly present in the theoretical field of pedagogy that it continues to influence contemporary discussions about the period, theoretical orientation, and the concept of the two first professors of pedagogy at the University of Ljubljana.

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