Otto Glöckel

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Otto Glöckel memorial plaque, Vienna.

Otto Glöckel (February 8, 1874 in Pottendorf, Lower Austria – July 23, 1935 in Vienna) social-democratic politician and school-reformer during the First Austrian Republic. First Minister of Education during the First Austrian Republic from April 1919 to October 1920.[1]

After training as a teacher, Glöckel started work as a teacher in Schmelz, Vienna. In 1894 he joined the Austrian Social Democratic Party.[1]

Otto Glöckel's Achievements:

  • Women were granted the right to enter university.
  • Religious education was no longer compulsory ("Glöckel Erlass", 10th of April 1919)
  • Schools started to be organized in a democratic way (introduction of form and school representatives (??))
  • The first comprehensive schools were established in Austria

Glöckel developed a collaborative relationship with the Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Glöckel Otto". Weblexikon der Weiner Sozialedemokratie. SPÖ. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Stadler, Friedrich (2011). "Written Language and Picture Language after Otto Neurath—Popularising or Humanising Knowledge?". In Heinrich, Richard; Nemeth, Elisabeth; Pichler, Wolfram; et al. Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science and the Arts. Frankfurt: ontos Verlag. p. 8.