The Introduction of Soccer into German Society

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

Location:University of Dallas

Haggerty Art Village Auditorium (Movie)  Haggerty Art Village Vestibule (Reception Area) 1845 E. Northgate Drive | Irving, TX 75062-4736

To most Germans today soccer is a truly German game.

Very few Germans recognize that soccer came to Germany only at the beginning of the 1870s as part of the school reform movement. Teachers such as Konrad Koch (Braunschweig) championed the introduction of this game into high school curricula to break free from instruction that furthered conformity and subordination.

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