Wilfried Huber (pedagogue)

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Wilfried Huber (born December 15, 1925 in Dettenhausen (Württemberg); † June 18, 1986 in Reutlingen ) was a German university and education politician, educational scientist and historian .


Huber studied education, history, and philosophy in Tübingen, Weingarten, Hamburg. He received his doctorate in 1960 at Flitner .

From 1960 to 1964 he worked in a managerial position in the international office in Hamburg. After being called to Münster in 1967, he lived there until his death. As an education and university politician, he made the second education path possible at the university. A memorial was erected to him for his merit. From 1962 to 1980 he was a member of the Rectors' Conference of Pedagogues in Germany. From 1970 to 1986 he headed the Reichwein Archive.

One of his merits is also having promoted the interpersonal relationships between German and English students and university teachers through a German-English education program. In 1979 he was invited by the University of Brasília to help plan the reform of rural schools. He was recognized for his contribution.


His main topics were educational planning; Educational anthropology; Systematic pedagogy; Curriculum research; History of pedagogy; Weimar Republic; Second World War.

He wrote essays on the pedagogue in the resistance Adolf Reichwein as well as on museum education and folklore, the exile literature of emigrated scientists in England ("Regesten"), the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich and the adult education center in Bornholm (1967) and Germany.

His completed manuscript on "Alfred Reichwein: Pedagogue of Resistance - His Life's Work" disappeared with Huber's death in 1986 and remained lost.


  • The language in National Socialism
  • Johann Amos Comenius, founder of the elementary school ('Everyone has to learn everything')
  • Education policy in the FRG in the 1960s and 70s
  • The understanding of history by children and young people in Germany and Switzerland (dissertation, 1961)
  • Adolf Reichwein, 1984 Münster (edited with Prof. Krebs)

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