The Luxembourg Teacher Databank 1845–1939. Academic Research into the Social History of the Luxembourg Primary School Teaching Staff

  • Peter VossEmail author
  • Etienne Le Bihan
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From 1845 to 1939 the pedagogical journal Der Luxemburger Schulbote published a comprehensive annual directory of the primary school teaching staff of the Grand Duchy. On the basis of this directory, we have established a databank encompassing 75,000 entries relating to a total of approx. 4,700 primary school teachers, both male and female, who taught in the Grand Duchy during this period. With the assistance of IBM SPSS Statistics, we have been able to process the data and compile a collective biography or prosopography that provides a profound insight into the development of an occupational group over a period of nearly 100 years at a local, regional and national level. This paper presents an analysis of initial research findings relating to the number of teaching staff, length of service and the level of qualification and mobility among teaching staff for the first half of this period from 1845 to 1895.


Primary School Teaching Staff Female Teacher Primary School Teacher Male Teacher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Luxembourg, ECCSWalferdangeLuxembourg
  2. 2.University of Luxembourg, INSIDEWalferdangeLuxembourg

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